Thursday, June 9, 2011

Federacion Plays It Safe and Smart By Selecting Flor Melendez

It was the safe and smart thing to do. By selecting Flor Melendez the Federacion got a proven local coach with "international experience". After the Pitino resignation which was due to "scheduling conflicts" this was the right move for the Federacion for many reasons. To start, Melendez is a well respected coach who has been around the block and knows the competition as well as anyone. Second, there is always the feeling that a foreign coach will not be accepted by many in the local basketball community so selecting a local coach eliminates the "you should have selected a Puerto Rican Coach". Third and probably most importantly, if the Federacion can also get other local legendary coaches to join the team then it goes from be a safe and smart move to a legendary move!