Parrish is beating up on Tubby Smith for demoting the Lawsons’ dad, but what if Keelon Lawson was incompetent or insubordinate? I don’t know that Keelon was either of those, but this is the problem head coaches can confront when they hire a coach based solely on the blue chip recruit that hire brings with him. Pastner basically put a big hammer in Keelon Lawson’s hand when he hired Lawson, and Tubby was stuck with him.
That’s why I support the proposed rule that proscribes hiring a coach who brings recruits with him. If a head coach really wants to hire that high school coach, the head coach can forego the blue chippers that the hire might bring with him.