Tag:Myles Brand
Posted on: September 17, 2009 4:02 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2009 4:27 pm

The UGA president to replace Brand?!?!

That's a joke, right? It has to be a joke, because here's the punch line:

Jim Harrick.

Michael Adams, the Georgia president said to be on the short list to replace Myles Brand as head of the NCAA, was instrumental in the hiring of Harrick as Georgia's basketball coach in 1999. That was after Harrick had been fired for being a scumbag at UCLA, and it was after Harrick had behaved questionably -- and later found to be scumbaggedly -- at Rhode Island.

No matter. Adams liked Harrick from their years together at Pepperdine in the 1980s, so he pushed for his hiring. Adams was such an astute judge of character that he waived the school's nepotism rule to let Harrick hire his son, a complete and total buffoon named Jim Harrick Jr., on his staff.

You know how that worked out for everyone involved.

And this guy, this Michael Adams person, is a frontrunner to replace Myles Brand?

Only if the guy who hired Dave Bliss doesn't want the job, I guess.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 16, 2009 9:51 pm

Myles Brand: Death of an Idealist

Myles Brand had the strangest ideas. When he was president at Indiana, he had this crazy idea that his men's basketball coach should be a decent human being. When state legend Bob Knight went another route, Brand fired him. Just took the heat and fired him.

And when Brand became president of the NCAA, the crazy ideas continued. He truly believed student-athletes should be student -athletes. He thought they should graduate. And he thought that, if they didn't graduate, the school should be held accountable. The APR was created, and it has been fabulous. Graduation rates are up. Schools are scrambling to keep them up. Everyone wins.

Brand also thought cheaters shouldn't win, and he grew his investigative staff and unleashed the NCAA's fury on bogus prep schools and other greenhouses of scumbaggery.

The NCAA isn't a perfect place, but it is a much better place today than it was before Myles Brand took over.

The man was an idealist with great and noble ideas, and he will be missed.

RIP to a great, great man.

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