- Apr 9, 2022
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Did Scalia go into any specifics? That's very vague.
This is a later interview when she returned to Minnesota.
“I think a few things went into it, especially as far as Minnesota,” Scalia said last week. “We had a lot of players either graduating or transferring; that was a big factor.”
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I am speculating that all players want to feel they are receiving winning basketball and a culture of winning basketball. Some distractions are fine -- and expected -- to a point while at the same time the team last season started the season looking off and not focused.
I don't know the reasons for all the departures. We only have these clues. I'm going to guess the hyping of the Fab Four plus a program that looked like an unfocused joke at times were some of it.
Anyway, while we should be free of bias in assessing things, free of gender and color for example, this program is probably a woman's job firmly, a third rail you just don't touch due to the history of this program in the movement. And also I want to emphasize means for all women. All girls.
I have posted about that history before several times.