I’ve stayed out of these recent threads with James to see how things played out. It does not surprise me at all to see that he is already pulling out. I have been interacting/reading/following James for a few years and have recognized for some time that, if he chose to, he could be a great asset in any community such as this because he is very well read and possesses above average intelligence. However, it takes more than that to be a contributing member of a forum such as this, and this has never seemed to be a primary goal with James.
James’ primary goal, on every forum and venue where he posts, is one of self promotion. He does this not only by posting long-winded and overblown claims of his “vast” experience, knowledge and ability while endlessly promoting his DVDs, lectures and articles, but also by constantly denigrating well respected coaches, insulting forum members, castigating American sports science and scientists in general, and basically claiming that he, and a small handful of eastern bloc sports scientists, are the only people “fully informed” and therefore capable to coach at the elite level.
If you review the threads with a careful eye, you will see that James is always the first to question a poster’s experience, age, intelligence, knowledge etc. Regardless of what contribution James could make here, it’s difficult to swallow his unbelievable pretentiousness, incredibly arrogant and dismissive attitude, and endless self-promotion.
Let him go.