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Lee Should Keep To Himself, Let Qualified Decide Who Makes The Grade

So, sports reporter Greg Lee presumes to grade the high school basketball coaches of North Idaho. To borrow a reaction from UCLA coach Jim Harrick when he was asked a particularly obnoxious question at a postgame interview last week: Greg, I don't think you're qualified. As one who has been a head coach, a sports reporter and a high school journalism teacher, I know there are many coaches with the language skills and subject mastery to become sportswriters after just a few hours of training in the mechanics of journalistic style. There are plenty of examples of those who have made such a switch, especially in the broadcast media.