I thought it interesting today to read another well-known coach talking about Sampson’s situation. Jim Calhoun is quoted in an AP story:
“I’m not defending him,” Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said Tuesday. “What he did was dumb, by any stretch of the imagination. He broke the same rule, not once but twice, and he should suffer the consequences.
“But firing him? That’s nuts. If some of the people speaking anonymously about him feel that negatively, let ‘em attach their names. In our business, there’s a difference between someone who breaks a rule and people who cheat – who use means that make me ashamed to be a coach – to get a recruit.
“I know Kelvin well enough,” Calhoun added, “to know he’s not one of those guys.”
To read the entire story, click here.