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The emperor's clothes

Yes, coaches cloak themselves in long hours, but this is not blue-collar labor

Updated: March 19, 2013, 3:49 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

March is the month of the coach. Forget Cinderella and buzzer-beaters and whatever else they're selling to music; the coaches are the ones with the real power, and the real madness is in the idolatry, the ritual bowing of the head and bestowing of blessings at the altar of the coach.

From now until the tournament title game, we'll be treated to an endless stream of paeans to all the remarkable qualities of the men in charge. Roy Williams had the patience. Tom Crean had the fortitude. ...

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