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'Not easy': Men's NCAA Tournament shows tradition matters in promoting assistants to head coaches

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March Madness shows tradition matters in assistants’ rise to top job

  • There’s a reason college basketball programs are promoting assistants to their top jobs.
  • Gonzaga Coach Mark Few is an example; he’s turned Gonzaga into a perennial contender.
  • Coach K’s successor, Jon Scheyer, doesn’t efel pressure because he can lean into Duke brand.

Dan Monson remembers the conversation he had with the Gonzaga athletic department and university officials about who his replacement would be in 1999. 

“We were talking about having an assistant step in to be head coach and they said, ‘That’s great. Now which one is Mark Few?’ I still laugh at that.

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As more marijuana dispensaries get targeted by robbers, SAFE Banking Act lingers in Congress

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Weed dispensaries targeted by robbers: Will SAFE Banking Act help?

A bill that could allow electronic transactions at weed dispensaries nationwide is again make its way through Congress but the SAFE Banking Act might not be the cure-all that supporters envision.

In over a decade of operating cannabis shops in Washington, Shea Hynes never once worried about his stores getting robbed at gun point – until recently: In a span of three weeks, his stores were robbed three different times at gun point.

Reports of armed robberies at cannabis dispensaries like Hynes’ have nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with all of last year, according to data maintained by the Craft Cannabis Coalition. The group, which represents more than 50 stores in Washington, has recorded more than 65 armed robberies so far this year, compared with 35 in 2021 and 29 in 2020. 

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