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Issues In College Basketball: Harvard’s Guerinoni, Southern Cal’s Capko, and George Mason’s Simpkins

Guest Duane Simpkins, George Mason; Donny Guerinoni, Harvard; Chris Capko, USC
30:00 min watch


Men’s Basketball Assistant Coaches Duane Simpkins of George Mason, Donny Guerinoni of Harvard, and Chris Capko of Southern Cal get together with Chad Chatlos of Ventura Partners and AthleticDirectorU to cover issues facing college basketball. The trio provides their thoughts on the FBI investigation, the Rice Commission’s recommendations, professional development as an assistant coach, and the head coaching search process.


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  • - How would you characterize the current state of college basketball?
  • - What is your perception of the coaches and situations involved with the FBI investigation?
  • - Thoughts on the Rice Commission recommendations and potential implementation
  • - Reflection on Head Coaches investing time into their assistants for professional development
  • - On the challenge of balancing job responsibilities and preparing for a head coaching job
  • - What would you want ADs who are searching for head coaches to know about coaching college basketball?
  • - If you were an AD, what questions would you ask a head coach candidate?