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Bob Bowman's move to Arizona comes as 'post-Michael' Phelps era nears
Bob Bowman's move to Arizona comes as 'post-Michael' Phelps era nears

When Bob Bowman boarded a flight to Arizona in mid-April, he had little idea he was about to upend his existence and that of his greatest pupil, Michael Phelps. The previous Sunday, he'd taken a call from an assistant athletic director at Arizona State, who'd pitched the idea of Bowman taking over the university's struggling swimming program. Bowman was going to be in Mesa, anyway, to coach Phelps and others in an Arena Pro Swim Series meet, so he agreed to a courtesy meeting. But with his focus firmly on preparing for the 2016 Olympics, he considered the possibility "very far away." Less than two weeks later, he was back in Tempe wearing a maroon and gold tie,...

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