Who should ask? Who should tell?
In the 1990s, another reporter called me seeking feedback on a women's basketball coaching search. He thought he had figured out the best candidate: a longtime assistant at a successful program who had roots in the same area as the school he was covering.
The reporter was sure this assistant must be at the top of the list, right? When I hesitated, he asked, "Don't you think she's a good coach?" I hastened to say that she was. It was just that well
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