I responded "NO" to this poll, and my reasons are the following. Although I would like to know that the coaches and athletes personally know that they have someone who supports them in times good and bad, I can do this through avenues like this forum, team apparel, social media and the like. Personally and professionally, as someone who has coached- not basketball, I don't need another person, entity, camera, or microphone having access to my athletes, coaches, and program. It is the university/school and coaching staff who are entrusted with the safety and well being of these athletes to protect the access and lines of communication surrounding the athletes under their charge. If an individual athlete or group of athletes initiates and maintains communications with a fan or fans within the rules of the team, athletic department, and university at large, that athlete or group open themselves up to possible negativities or perceived negativities they may come to regret. It also my belief that such relationship between athletes and fans will at some point and in some way put the university in an almost impossible position having to protect itself from any opportunist trying to take advantage of a situation gone bad. The truth is that there will be personal communication between athletes, coaches, and fans in some way, shape, or form, always has been - always will be, but to open the flood gates is an unnecessary risk that no one needs in my view.