There is more to the story, right?
There has to be more to the story.
When a guy navigates a program from self-sanctions to 22 victories — one away from a berth in the Big Dance — and then becomes unemployed, there has to be story, right? Benjy Taylor seems like a nice guy and, obviously, he has love for the program and his players. When former coach Riley Wallace was hospitalized on Maui, Taylor showed up with a gift and heart-felt well-wishes. After victories, Taylor credited the players, and after losses, he pointed the finger at himself.
Eran Ganot is very qualified to be the head coach. He’s smart. He cares about the program. He works hard. In his four years at UH, he was either in the gym or the office. Often, it seemed, the gym was his office. He studied basketball videos the way sportswriters study menus. Ganot is a very good choice.
Still, with Taylor, there has to be a story, right? If it were only about change, then why did he bother to apply?
Often, there are legal and personal limitations that prevent explanations. Maybe that’s the case here. Maybe not. Maybe there is no story. UH has as much a right to silence as choosing whomever it wants to pick. But when it does not testify at its own trial, then it opens itself to more questions.