Why Coaching College Hoops Now Is 1,000 Times Tougher Than It Was 30 Years Ago

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Why Coaching College Hoops Now Is 1,000 Times Tougher Than It Was 30 Years Ago
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In today's ultra-competitive and extremely regulated collegiate athletic environment, coaching college hoops has become a taxing occupation.

The scouting, recruiting and traveling necessary to stay competitive is enough to wear anyone out. That doesn't include dealing with the media, the NCAA and building team chemistry.

It isn't 1980 anymore. Rosters fluctuate more often due to transfers, NBA departures and academic ineligibility. Players are more accustomed to streetball and AAU showman basketball than solid fundamental basketball.

Here's our in-depth breakdown of why coaching college hoops today is 1,000 times tougher than 30 years ago.

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