Friday, January 20, 2012

NY Times on the decision to fire Paterno

If you haven't already read it, yesterday's New York Times article by Pete Thamel and Mark Viera on the Penn State governing board's decision to fire football coach Joe Paterno provides a useful and thoughtful glimpse into the board's decision-making process. Besides the train wreck aspects (there are a couple of good lessons to be drawn in what not to do during a crisis) it reports in fairly thorough detail what the board members were thinking. If you read between the lines, there are some places where the board could have responded more effectively as well.

I'm on a deadline and don't have time for more analysis, but will come back to this issue in the future. The article is worth reading even if it puts you over your 20 free articles limit the New York Times imposes.

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