AUSTIN, Texas â€“ If you are a tennis fan on twitter, no doubt you have been following the banter in regard to Andy Murrayâ€™s mother Judy MurrayÂ (@judmoo on twitter) wondering if US Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier is channeling former basketball coach Phil Jackson with the suits heâ€™s wearing on the sidelines for Davis Cup this weekend. Typically Davis Cup captains wear sweat suits but not Courier.
When questioned by media about this Courier said: â€œI hope you’re kidding, by the way. Really?
â€œThe suit is what I’m comfortable wearing. It’s interesting that people are noticing it, I guess. But it’s not really much of a factor, is it? I’m not going to be hitting any tennis balls out there. I like the way basketball coaches look when they’re with their teams. I thought that would be something good for me to emulate.
â€œThese guys are the ones there to do the work. I’m there to try to help them to see things they may not be seeing or to give them some support, a little lift when they need it. But I’m not out there to go break a sweat, towel off. I’m there to get towels if they need them.
“This is what I want to wear. It’s neither right or wrong, it’s just me.â€
One never knows, perhaps an Armani or Hugo Boss endorsement is in Courier’s future.