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BLOG: Who should UMass hire to coach it’s basketball team? Here’s a 16-candidate bracket

Published: 3/15/2017 11:48:26 PM

Let me start by saying this:

Don’t read too much into this. It’s a fun exercise because brackets are fun.

Couple other disclaimers:

1. This is NOT an official list of UMass candidates.

2. It is possible that someone who isn’t on this list will be the next coach of the Minutemen.

3. The seeds are done RANDOMLY.

I’m emphasizing this because more that a few people once assumed that the arrangement on football jerseys on mannequins were a secret coded message to fans about conference affiliation. I’m not joking.

I was going to pull them from a hat, but the bracket-making site I used offered randomization so that’s how you got the seeds you got.

4. I haven’t figured out the frequency with which I’m going to tweet out the matchups. But I’m going to do the whole thing over the next couple days.

5. I don’t think Al Skinner is a candidate. I’ll eat two helpings of crow if I’m wrong, but everything I’ve heard from everyone I’ve spoken to leads me to believe he’s not a candidate so he’s not on this list.

Voting starts Thursday.


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