Time to grade the coaching carousel

Originally Published: April 29, 2011
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

The annual rite of spring that is the college hoops coaching carousel is often described in metaphorical terms. There it is: "coaching carousel." It's hard to trace the origin of this phrase, but one imagines it stuck for two reasons:

1. It's alliterative; it rolls right off the tongue.

2. It creates an image of self-serious college hoops coaches in Gob Bluth suits ("Come on!") riding pink ponies on a gilded spinning wheel. A few of them could be holding cotton candy. This is a very ...

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