There was no telling which way the
University of Cincinnati basketball program would lean after Mick Cronin
announced a leave of absence from the team he has coached for the past
nine years to deal with an unruptured brain aneurysm.
Dave Parker, Ron Oester and Ken Griffey, Jr. are Cincinnati
natives who as kids watched some of the most important players in the
franchise’s history. Eventually, they became those kind of players
Despite the impressive resuscitation job Mick Cronin has
performed on the University of Cincinnati basketball program since he took over
as head coach before the 2006-07 season, there have been times of
disappointment — embarrassment, even — with Cronin in charge.