Utah center Dallin Bachynski, who has played in 19 games (starting nine) with averages of 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds, is no longer on the active roster. In a released statement, head coach Larry Krystkowiak explained the situation:
“After meeting with Dallin, he and I agreed that it was in the best interest of both parties for him to step away from playing basketball for the time being. He will remain a part of our program during this time as he takes a break from active competition.”
After logging just three minutes of playing time in last Thursday’s 62-57 loss to California, Krystkowiak told reporters he was going to meet individually with Bachynski.
“There’s a lot of challenges and it’s important that guys come in with the right mindset. I think that’s the area that we’re struggling with right now — is making sure that we’ve got everybody on board,” Krystkowiak said after the game. “I’m not sure Dallin’s a little more worried (about) his trials and tribulations than he is about what the University of Utah is going through. That ends up being dysfunctional.”
Bachynski did not play in Sunday’s 87-56 setback to Stanford.