Just now catching up on a lot of threads. This whole Hartford/Gallagher soap opera is just crazy. However, one thing in regards to the trainer not being allowed to travel with the team. There is a decent chance he wouldn't have known that decision until close to departure time as the travel party is almost always the responsibility of the DOBO or even the basketball secretary. Those aren't turned in weeks in advance but rather usually just a couple/few days before departure at most for a bus trip. There is also a decent chance that the admin didn't say anything to the team until a day or so before departure. So it very well could have been within 24 hours of departure before Gallagher knew anything about it. At that point, it's a tough decision. My guess is that if a Hartford player hadn't gotten injured, it may have not been as big of a deal to him. But as someone pointed out, nearly every single player requires attention from the trainer before competition so traveling with your trainer is actually kind of a big deal. The last thing about that...how petty by the school. Give me a break. At worst, you are looking at a hotel room for 1 night and what, 5 meals maybe? Of course, that has me assuming the men's basketball trainer is on salary and not hourly. Who the hell knows what the salary structure there is now though. Anyway, the point is that would cost the school maybe $300-$350. Petty for sure and something that is sure to piss off any head coach. Imagine the message it sends to the team? (For the record, D-III and D-II teams that travel and play exhibitions/scrimmages with D-I opponents bring their own trainers)
As has been said by others, I also am pretty sure that this was just the final straw and he knew that the school was most likely going to find a reason, any reason to get rid of him as soon as possible. And lsbal mentioned the Dewitt which I think was a part of this decision and probably a bigger part than we know.
Anyway, this has been nothing but a fiasco and unfortunately Hartford has really become a joke around the country.
Lastly, re: Gallagher getting another job as an asst, this won't affect that at all. For head coaching positions, that is a different story and this will make it more difficult in the immediate future for sure.