Hiring Freezes and Revisionist Narratives

A nice take by Adam Zagoria on the effects of the pandemic on the college basketball coaching carousel.

In short, the COVID-19 situation has effectively frozen hiring/firing big time coaches at big time programs.

My question: assuming the 20-21 NCAABB season happens, how will programs evaluate the performance of coaches who (presumably) weren’t supposed to be in their jobs? Will the pandemic be the scapegoat for another bad season? Will school’s pretend to have had coach’s backs if they course-correct and have a good year? And, if the season happens, but it is ‘weird’ (played without fans, on a different schedule, etc.), will certain coaches/programs thrive under the new constraints?

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