May 20, 2003

Jim Harrick to coach again?: If Junior takes the fall, Jim can work his way back up the food chain again.

posted by usfbull to basketball at 10:05 PM - 2 comments

Not only will Senior coach again, but eventually Junior will as well. No transgression is so serious, no cheat so severe, no tactic so odious that mediocre coaches can't recycle themselves back into the game a few years after a scandal.

posted by vito90 at 08:41 AM on May 21, 2003

What just happened to Michigan, and the fact that Harrick is a two-time offender, would probably deter most big-time schools from taking a flyer on him. I think the rules should be adhered to, but when you are punishing a school at which none of the people involved with the infraction are even around anymore, that seems pretty capricious. I think it's pretty fishy how he tends to build his programs on knockout recruits everywhere he goes (I'm thinking about Lamar Odom at Rhode Island, in particular, but also he was always in the running for the superstars at Georgia, too). You could surmise he's a heck of a recruiter, but it looks now like he's a heck of a cheater. Given the way young players think they're all locks for the League, the pitch is probably something like "You come to Georgia, guy, and I will buy you any and everything. By the time allegations come to light, you'll be in the pros anyway!"

posted by BobbyLove at 09:07 AM on May 21, 2003

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.