Originally Posted by Rumkin
^ It's likely that people will judge Yuri as "bad" because of his behavior but without him Maria wouldn't be where she is now. He's probably the only person who can give maria a real kick under the butt when she needs it. His method isn't probably the best but it works for maria.
Agree with you. I don't think Mike has a lot of authority over Maria it always seemed to me he was more of a friend than coach which is not such a bad thing but then you always need someone to give you a good kick up the butt when you need it.