If you were Gregg Marshall, hunkered down in the metaphorical castle he’s built at Wichita State while the entire narrative of his career collapses around him, you would almost certainly be asking: Why now?
Why are former players at not just one but two schools publicly accusing him of abusive behavior, as outlined in new reporting Tuesday in The Athletic about Marshall’s time at Winthrop? Why is the coaching style that brought him from obscurity to a Final Four and was rewarded with wealth beyond belief suddenly inappropriate and over the line? Why is the mob only coming for him now after 22 years as a college head coach?
It must be stunning and confusing to Marshall to see his treatment of players exposed now, after dragging Winthrop to the NCAA