Originally Posted by Hey Yo
My guess is that John Thompson has no say and nor do they care if John approves who they hire.
No offense but you're wrong.
The Thompson family is very involved in the program as they pretty much put the program on the map. Big John has always made strings move behind the scenes, they're worried if they hired anyone else, Big John would be in the background making things hard for that person. They hired Ewing in part that he'd get Coach Thomps approval.