- John Carroll, Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
As we reach the one-year anniversary of "The Brawl," I remember seeing footage of that incident being played on every television station countless times. Although my initial reaction in watching the violence that night was shock, I honestly can say that I was not surprised. Let me explain.
Having been a coach for 29 years at the college and NBA level, I have witnessed firsthand what goes on in arenas throughout the country. I have personally been in every arena in the NBA (and quite a few in college) and sat on the bench as both and an assistant and a head coach. I know the atmosphere that players, coaches and team personnel must endure.
Former NBA coach John Carroll says that the brawl of Nov. 19, 2004, resulted in part from the NBA's efforts to give fans more and more access to players.