Blackwell Commentary: Barnes Deserved Better

Did Barnes deserve to be fired? The answer to that question is subjective; rest assured, his replacement's resume will pale in comparison to his, so no need to talk about wins and losses and successes and failures here. Most would agree he was probably the best basketball coach in the school's history. He didn't cheat. He was loyal to his staff. He worked hard. A great many of his players cared a great deal about him.