1. "He's a
person of integrity. I saw nothing in his record that would give me anything
2. "I know
his heart is pure today—as is mine—in terms of wanting this to work out
forever. I know he'll work until it's done."
3. "I am
fully convinced that he will elevate the program to what you expect. You will
love his values."
4. "He is the
head coach ... for five years, at a minimum. I will stand by [him] for however
long it takes. He's a winner."
SPURRIER, Redskins 2005. Quit after two mediocre seasons butting heads with
owner Dan Snyder.
B. LARRY BROWN,
Knicks 2005. Fired after 23--59 season.
O'LEARY, Notre Dame football 2001. Axed after five days when it emerged that he
lied on his r�sum�.
SAMPSON, Indiana basketball 2007. Let go 26 games into his second season after
allegedly making repeated phone calls to recruits in violation of NCAA
(NOTRE DAME PRESIDENT REV. EDWARD A. MALLOY); 2-B (KNICKS PRESIDENT ISIAH
THOMAS); 3-D (INDIANA PRESIDENT ADAM HERBERT); 4-A ( SNYDER)