What they're saying THE RECRUITING GAME

September 18, 1998

The coaches

"If everything is done in the summer, that becomes more important, and the danger is that the people who run the summer aren't under any rules."

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke,

the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches

"I tell kids, 'We're going to Hawaii this season.' Well, they've been to Europe already."

Fang Mitchell, Coppin State

"Too many kids think that, in order to be successful, you have to be an athlete, or an entertainer or a drug dealer."

Meredith Smith, Southern High

Opponent

"The NCAA has to realize, that as long as they're in bed with the shoe companies, they can't legislate morality."

Sonny Vaccaro, Adidas representative

Proponent

"The spring and summer environment has developed into a chaotic series of camps, regional, national and international competitions funded and fueled by corporate entities and non-school- based agencies and individuals."

Jim Delany, Big Ten commissioner

Pub Date: 9/18/98

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