Thursday, July 9, 2009

Win or Else!

Mid-season firings. Coaches are decidely against it.

But the personnel decisions and the timing thereof are just a symptom. The real issue is the "professionalization" (my word) of the game. More money at stake. More pressure for athletic directors. You have to win. As a coach, your job is riding on it.

Less concern for the health and well-being of the student-athletes... Taking more chances on players with suspect backgrounds, but beautiful jump-shots. Merry-go-round rosters.

We are losing something beautiful about college basketball.

Are we really saying that the end justifies the means?

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