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Coaching "fit" hard to define

Originally Published: September 16, 2009
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

"Fit" is the new buzzword of coaching hirings and firings. It's a tidy word that feeds the collective ego of fans and administrators who believe their program is special. When a coach is successful, it's not just because he recruits good players and teaches them to win. No, he's a good fit. When a coach isn't successful -- especially after he has won at other schools -- he's not a good fit.

All of which raises the question: Does "fit" exist? Is it merely another word for success?

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