Hmm, this is a tough one to gauge. In theory this is a hell of a time for a college basketball news dump, but can the same be said for the execution? Obviously people are more concerned with the games being played than the employment of the coaches that didn't do a good enough job to be a part of them, but I still think that two minutes after the initial tip-off was a tad bit premature. Most people that would care about Tom Crean getting canned can very easily voice the entirety of their opinion on the matter while also mindlessly watching Princeton versus Notre Dame. If they really wanted it to fly under the radar couldn't they have just set it free on Friday at 5PM like normal. It definitely wouldn't have hurt to wait until there were at least multiple games simultaneously clouding our brains and busting our brackets.
The termination of a long tenured, high profile head coach of a historic basketball program isn't exactly noteworthy when you have four different television screens to worry about, but it is when you're barely paying attention to the first half of a game that features an Ivy League school. I understand wanting a polarizing decision to get mixed up in the Madness of March, which is what makes me wonder why they released it during the calm before the storm. If a news dump is so noticeable that it becomes news then isn't the purpose more defeated than Indiana in Big Ten play?