Kinda feel like the rain outside is symbolic of what’s been happening to our game in the last few days….
Mechelle weighs in: Tyler Summitt’s fall crushing to Louisiana Tech and Tennessee
The school saw bringing him on board despite his inexperience as a calculated risk. Louisiana Tech was willing to roll the dice on that.
Every time I interviewed him over the years — starting when he was still in high school — about his potential future in coaching, I came away impressed, too, with his passion for the sport and how polite and well-spoken he was. I’d bet most journalists had a very favorable impression of him.
But the biggest key to coaching is managing people, and that’s something Summitt apparently wasn’t prepared for.
On the heels of that, we have this from Swish Appeal: Duke launches investigation into possible player mistreatment
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached a proposed agreement with former women’s basketball student-athletes who had filed a lawsuit against the university. The students alleged racial discrimination and mistreatment that included verbal and emotional abuse from coaches. Associate coach Mike Divilbis left the program in May 2015 but head coach Mike Bollant remains at Illinois.