Coach-player relationship must balance respect, trust
It's a matter of trust.
Parents trust the welfare of their children to teachers and coaches every single day, whether it's in a bus to a basketball game, or in a classroom learning about math.
Administrators do their best to make sure those kids are in good hands, but can't always predict if an individual is going to make a poor decision.
When a bad choice is made, the aftershocks can stretch far and wide.
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