A possible obstacle is the availability of hair dressers for players and coaches at the tournament. In an effort to protect participants from COVID-19, the NCAA has established a number of protocols, including giving each team its own hotel floor and restricting them from practicing until they had passed two tests.
But, if an appointment with a stylist can be arranged, there’s a strong chance that Pastner would be a focal point of the tournament’s first weekend, particularly if the Jackets defeat the Ramblers on Friday. Pastner became a hot topic on Twitter on Saturday night, first after ESPN played audio of the lengthy outgoing voicemail message on his phone that he uses to try to encourage and lift callers, and later for his effusive thank you’s to ESPN talent in a post-game interview.
A coach in a face shield wearing braids has some potential.