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"It's like anything else. It's different. Reaction goes two different ways. Some have looked at it as the 'circus-type' activity that maybe doesn't have a place in college sports," he said. "But sports are supposed to be the diversion. They're supposed to be something that's different."
His phone hasn't been solely ringing off the hook with harassment. His reputation wouldn't merit that feedback. There's been legitimate interest from major programs across the country.
"Some of the reaction was obviously negative, but then I've also had 15 or so basketball coaches contact me and say, 'If this thing goes forward, we want to be a part of it.'"