Monday brought good news for Mark Gottfriedâ€”basketball’s best chance for success announced he would stay in school. Ronald Steele was Mark Gottfriedâ€™s only (realistic) chance to retain his job. Without Steele, Alabama would suck in the 2008-2009 season. Now, Alabama has a chance to be above average with the talented guard back on the court. All of Gottfriedâ€™s prayers werenâ€™t answered because Richard Hendrix bolted to the NBA.
Of the two, Gottfried got what he needed the most. You just canâ€™t underestimate the importance of guard play in college basketball.