Commish: Sun Belt teams have to take chances

Updated: April 15, 2009, 7:08 PM ET
By Andy Katz

The Sun Belt Conference has to take chances to change its image as a one-bid league, according to commissioner Wright Waters.

That's one of the reasons schools like Florida Atlantic and Arkansas State went after coaches like Mike Jarvis and John Brady, respectively, after they had been sacked at high-major programs.

And it explains why Florida International stunned the college basketball community Tuesday by tapping NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to rehabilitate his ...

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