Beat me to it, though I would have thought the violation would be because of UConn's competitive advantage gained through excessive media exposure.UT just filed a complaint against Geno for discussing alcoholic beverages with underage players.
wbbfan1 - thanks for posting the video! Great!
Sonny44 - agree completely about the trust and strength of personal relationship away from the gym. And the recognition of the difference between the two. In practice, in games, it is tyranny, but as soon as the game is over, everyone on the team, not just the superstars have a relaxed and 'Philly' kind of needling humor about themselves and the coaches.
I can only vaguely remember a few times where Geno sort of pulled the reins on a player who crossed a 'decency' sort of line in comments - a teaching moment that did not appear to linger.
The depth of the relationships shows in the attendance at final fours from former players, the return visits, the rehab stints in CT, etc. It doesn't work for everyone, but it seems to work for almost everyone.
RockyMTblue2 said:K is a sly wit with a great poker face, but sometimes she does just go blank. I don't know which was going on for the Geno question. It was sorta like AAC media day all over again when she was asked to say something about the conference and there was this long pause as she looked into her metaphorical file cabinet(with a not so poker, you gotta be kidding me face) and she ended up saying something about the new teams. K is like Geno: she doesn't suffer fools gladly. One of her more endearing qualities, which sometimes manifests itself on the court as pure aggression and we saw a lot of that in the NCAAs last year - like when she ripped the ball away from Reimer late in the contest.
Videos of the Interview : First one is playing for Geno: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11834571&categoryid=3414465 If you watch the 1st video at the end it takes you to Kaleena's interview and then Stewie's.