Minnesota fired a basketball coach, Tubby Smith, whose teams achieved five 20-plus-win seasons in six years. If that’s not extraordinary enough, consider the firing came at a school that accomplished only 10 other 20-win seasons in its 118-year history, and all of those came amid academic fraud, paying players, a ticket-selling scandal and an almost cartoon-like 100 NCAA violations in one particularly horrific four-year span. (Thank you, Bill Musselman.)
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