I like Buzz Peterson as a coach. I thought he should have been considered for the Charlotte job. I like him as a man. He's gracious and unpretentious and never acts as if coaching a basketball team sets him apart from the rest of the human race.
But his loyalty and credibility took a hit Friday when word came out that he was leaving Appalachian State after only one season for UNC-Wilmington.
Peterson has developed a reputation for changing jobs as frequently as sportswriters change golf shirts. What did he see in Boone that surprised him -- he coached there four seasons as a young man. Then he worked his way up to Tulsa and Tennessee. When Tennessee released him, he went to Coastal Carolina and the Charlotte Bobcats and then the Mountaineers.
Maybe Peterson prefers the beach to the mountains. But unless Appalachian State lied to him, or his ASU paychecks bounced, Peterson will be looked upon by other potential employers as a temp. And he should be.