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I Recruited Him? With increasing regularity, college basketball coaches are losing their jobs over players who bring little--if anything--to their programs.

June 21, 2004
June 21, 2004

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June 21, 2004

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I Recruited Him? With increasing regularity, college basketball coaches are losing their jobs over players who bring little--if anything--to their programs.

Edited by Mark Bechtel

1. JIM O'BRIEN Ohio State fired its coach (above) last week after
he admitted giving $6,000 to 7'3" signee Aleksandar Radojevic in
1999. Radojevic was declared ineligible by the NCAA before
playing a game for the Buckeyes for taking money from a club team
in Yugoslavia.

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2. JAN VAN BREDA KOLFF The St. Bonaventure coach lost his job in
2003, and the Bonnies forfeited six wins for playing juco
transfer Jamil Terrell, who had earned only a certificate in
welding in junior college. Terrell, a center, averaged 6.9 points
in 25 games.

3. JIM HARRICK The Georgia coach was forced to resign in 2003
after point guard Tony Cole accused the program of condoning
academic fraud and giving improper benefits to players. In 16
games with Georgia, Cole averaged 5.6 points.

4. DAVE BLISS The Baylor coach resigned after allegations of NCAA
violations arose following the disappearance of player Patrick
Dennehy. The man charged with killing Dennehy is ex-Bears forward
Carlton Dotson, who averaged 4.6 points in 2002-03. Dotson
pleaded not guilty.

5. BILL BAYNO UNLV fired Bayno early in the 2000-01 season after
the school was placed on probation for a variety of offenses, the
most serious of which was a payment from a booster to frontcourt
recruit Lamar Odom, who never suited up for the Runnin' Rebs.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL CONROY/AP (O'BRIEN)