Leading off with Gregg Marshall at Wichita St. I'm rather shocked at this, as I thought he would be a good fit at UCLA. Now? Uh, no effing way. Loving Cronin. This reminds me WAY too much of how Howland's personality and ego torpedoed the program he took to 3 straight Final Fours.
Side note, it wasn't until this month I learned that the Koch brothers are alums and have been plowing money into the hoops program. I don't have a problem with that, as long as it's done appropriately (not cheating), I just didn't know it, and I expect it did play into this behavior.The details reported by The Athletic and Stadium are sickening: Marshall punching former player Shaq Morris, according to The Athletic, “between his shoulders and near his neck.” Marshall choking a former assistant coach, racially taunting a former player and body shaming another. The behavior explains, in part, the anomalous exodus of transfers from Wichita State in recent seasons, which included six players and a walk-on this spring.
The portrait that emerges from the stories isn’t just one of a deranged coach. It veers into an ethically challenged university allowing a coach to act this way.