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PEARL, IN THE LANE, WITH THE KISS
Alexander Wolff
March 18, 2013
AS THE BIG EAST DOES ITS LAST DANCE AT THE GARDEN, A LOOK AT THE PLAYERS AND MOMENTS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO ITS GLORIOUS RISE—AND THE TUMULTUOUS EVENTS THAT LED TO ITS DOWNFALL
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March 18, 2013

Pearl, In The Lane, With The Kiss

AS THE BIG EAST DOES ITS LAST DANCE AT THE GARDEN, A LOOK AT THE PLAYERS AND MOMENTS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO ITS GLORIOUS RISE—AND THE TUMULTUOUS EVENTS THAT LED TO ITS DOWNFALL

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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.

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