Just another example of coaches looking out for number one:
Poaching has become so common that mid-major coaches have resorted to tactics like slowing down players’ academic schedules so they can’t graduate early. (Graduation allows them to transfer without sitting). “We better get used to it at our level,” says Maine coach Bob Walsh. “There’s a free-agent culture in college basketball now.”
For players, he means. Coaches, as we all know, are indentured servants who can never leave one school for another.
Two problems identified…
Coaches recommended two tweaks to help the transfer environment—a crackdown on tampering and changing the rules to force graduate transfers to sit out a year. The tampering has gotten so bad that coaches have white boards in their office of players on other teams they’re targeting to poach.
Which one do you think the NCAA addresses?