To be an NBA coach is to be stepped on, cursed at, stared down -- that is, when you're not being flat-out ignored. In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about the difficulty NBA coaches have in demanding accountability from their players.
Ron Washington kept his job managing the Rangers despite testing positive for cocaine. Baseball again struggles with its drug message, caught between compassion for an individual and past inaction.
While Mark McGwire's image is still extremely tarnished, it's his lack of integrity that remains his biggest issue.