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Senderoff has climbed out from under that bus

Posted on: April 15, 2008 11:47 pm

It's nice to see Rob Senderoff get another job after last  year's forced resignation at Indiana.

Which is not to suggest he was previously wronged in any way.

He cheated and got caught and paid a price.

There's no denying that.

But it was always pretty clear Senderoff was sacrificed by Indiana in attempt to keep Kelvin Sampson and the rest of the Hoosiers staff in place, always pretty clear Senderoff was the fall guy set up to take responsibility for everybody's sins. Obviously, it didn't work out that way; Sampson's rules violations and alleged lies about those violations led to his demise, too. But Senderoff was never any worse than the man Indiana allowed to continue coaching long after Senderoff was moved out, and knowing what I know about college basketball I feel reasonably safe telling you I believe Senderoff was probably just following orders from his boss to some degree when he facilitated those inappropriate three-way calls that led to Indiana's most-embarrassing moment, because that's what assistants do; they follow orders.

So good for Rob Senderoff for bouncing back.

And good for Kent State for giving him the opportunity.

(But it still probably wouldn't be a bad idea to monitor that cell phone, you know, just in case.)
Category: NCAAB

Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2008 5:11 pm

Senderoff has climbed out from under that bus

I can't believe you support Senderhoff for any future NCAA basketball coaching positions.  Doesn't ethics and integrity mean anything to you.  At the least, penalties should carry forward from the rule breaking he did at IUB.  Making the excuse that Sampson tmust have told him to do it was reason for him to agree to do it doesn't condone the behavior.  He had the choice to play by the rules or walk away in my opinion.  I think he should have been permanently thrown from the bus.  I also think what he Sampson and the others were accused of is only the "tip of the iceberg".  From the support you are giving Senderhoff, heaven knows what rehabilitation plans you have for Sampson and Meyer.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2008 3:10 am

Senderoff has climbed out from under that bus

Kent State is picking up a good coach, but I do agree. Tap those phone lines.

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