With today’s news that the NCAA will investigate the Hawaii men’s basketball program, the next few weeks will certainly be interesting around the Manoa lower campus.
You can debate the merits of the college governing body sending representatives out here on the subject of assistant coach Brandyn Akana‘s apparent suspension self-imposed by UH. Certain parties believe the infraction that was committed has been totally overblown and was caught before real damage was done. Others say it was a very serious matter that cannot be overlooked.
Head coach Gib Arnold came out in staunch support of Akana in today’s paper. If you talk to just about anyone who knows Akana, they are likely to laud him for his character — before or after this event. But his future with the program is in question now, depending on the NCAA’s findings.
Nothing might come out of their trip out here. Or they might find something totally unrelated to tag some kind of penalty on UH; that’s always the danger once they find reason to go through your books.
Regardless, we’ll monitor the situation closely here at the paper.
What are your thoughts about the matter? Are you nervous for the program? Confident that the matter will be resolved quietly? Rolling your eyes at the NCAA for descending on another mid-major? Please share.