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McGUIRE : Security, mainly. Your life depends on a 19-year-old, freckle-faced player. Your unity and your whole season can be blown if the cheerleader gets pregnant. Look, I know the fears coaches have. I know how it is when you've lost five or six in a row and the flower of your youth is gone and you're worrying about what you can do next. I know what it's like when the student body is booing and the papers are writing bad things.
SI : Would it help if coaches had tenure?
McGUIRE: Yes. When a school hires a coach, it should give him a five-year contract. Then if it rehires him, the school marries him. They sleep together.
SI : What if he turns sour and starts to lose? Can't the school divorce him?
McGUIRE : Yes, but at least he would have a guarantee of doing something else, teaching or raising funds.
SI : Let's get specific. Who are the best coaches in basketball now?
McGUIRE : The true coaching is in high school where you take the kid with the underwear hanging out. There you're a teacher, but on the college level you get what you want and then you mold.
SI : If you were an AD looking for a coach, whom would you want to hire?
SI : Come on now, there are good and bad coaches, just like in any other job.