Boeheim might as well have been at the coaches' meetings in his usual role, talking about a lousy referee: Who you going to get who's better?
Perhaps more Boeheimian realism would have saved the Big East. Or a few Thompson m-f-bombs in a boardroom full of presidents. Or a little more Looie. As Mullin says, "Coach had a lot of sayings. Like, 'Peacock today, feather duster tomorrow.'"
Maybe the wrong people were in the room. Dave Gavitt's guys—the coaches—would have at least left the chandeliers.