Seems like this is getting lots of attention today so of course I have to throw in my two cents.
I would have fired him too. Yep, that's right. The little sneaky bastard did not tell anyone he had scheduled the interview first of all. He had a contract with BC. Does this not mean anything anymore???? Why bother having damn contracts at all if you can just go around doing what you want? I like that the school had the balls to say, "Hey dirt bag! You go do this and we won't be here when you get back." Maybe I am old school but if I sign a contract I will stick to it. Even those rat bastard cell phone companies get me until my contract expires.
If he didn't want to stay with BC for five years, maybe he should have signed a two year deal or three year deal. Or at the very least, come forth and said, "I have a great opportunity to go interview with a pro team can I please go check it out?" But no, they find out from a reporter.
How about putting it this way? Say you are married... Well your wife is with you for 3 years and it is good but the neighbor down the street has offered her a Lexus over your Toyota and well he is a lawyer and you are a plumber. Would you think it was cool your wife ran out on you to interview with a potential new husband? One that could give her oh so much more than you ever could. Um, no. You would fire her ass too.
*seems like my bad potty mouth has come out this evening...note to self...up the Lorazepam dosage next Dr visit*
Everything seems too easy to get out of anymore. It is just disappointing to my old school heart.