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The case against cursing coaches

The line between teaching players and just swearing at them is getting harder to find

Originally Published: February 1, 2011
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

This struck me the third or fourth time the camera cut away from Coach K on the sideline Sunday while he berated one of the Blue Devils (lip-reading: NSFW) as the team walked off the court for a timeout: Bobby Knight was ahead of his time.

It's kind of a startling revelation, backed by the recent sideline behavior and language of (to name a few) the aforementioned Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari, Frank Martin and Ben Howland. How did this come about? Everything old becomes ...

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