Tunisian coach slaps player in the face during game vs Team USA

Is Adel Tlatli going to have to slap a player?

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Jul 31, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA forward Carmelo Anthony (15) battles for position with Tunisia forward Medhi Hafsi (10) in the men's preliminary game during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsClearly, the answer to the question posed in the title is "yes," based on his actions in the huddle before Tunisia's loss to Team USA.

While they lost 110-63, Tunisia didn't look all that bad. They beat the 55.5-point spread somewhat easily, and forward Makram Ben Romdhane actually played pretty well, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. He actually led all scorers, but that was partially due to the fact that Team USA spread the wealth quite a bit, with 6 players in double figures.

For some reason, though, Tunisian coach Adel Tlatli felt the need to give one of his players a wake-up call of sorts, slapping him in the face in the pre-game huddle.

Hey... sometimes you just have to let your players know who's boss, right?

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