Let me just start this way: You don't fire Jim Bransfield. The man is an institution. He is as significant in his role among notable state high school sports figures as any coach or player.
I asked tournament director Fred Balsamo the whereabouts of Bransfield. This was the conversation:
Me: "Where's Bransfield?"
Him: "Are you asking me as a former student (he was a teacher of mine in middle school) or as a reporter?"
Him: "I have no comment."
As Mr. Balsamo walked away from the conversation, he said, "Nobody owns that press box." read the full story by Mike DiMauro at The Day