Two years ago, a nationally respected college basketball television analyst was reportedly asked by University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity to assess the coaching skills of Mark Fox, who was about to begin his sixth season as boss of the Bulldogs.
The analyst supposedly told McGarity there were four kinds of coaches at the college level. The first was the guy who cheated whether he needed to or not. The second was the guy who cheated only when he felt it was necessary. The third was the guy who didn’t want to cheat but would do it if there was no other way to keep his job. Then there was the fourth type, the guy who wouldn’t break a rule even if it meant playing by the rules could send him to the unemployment line.
Fox — the analyst informed McGarity — was that fourth type, as clean as Clorox.