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Who is the best college basketball coach?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Best recruiter:
    Best game coach:
    Best overall:
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Best recruiter: Billy Donovan
    Best game coach: Tom Izzo
    Best overall: Mike Krzyzewski
  3. mb

    mb Active Member

    I'd go with Calipari for recruiting. Admittedly he's as dirty as they come, but he gets stars.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Recruiter**: John Calipari
    Game coach: Brad Stevens
    Overall: Jim Calhoun

    **That's a toughie, because everyone I'd think of in the "best recruiter" category, I'd also put in the "biggest cheater" category.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Mustard beat me to it on Calipari.

    That's the only one I have a quibble with.

    Izzo and Coach K seem pretty good choices to me.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I look at the guys Donovan has brought to a football school and I have to think he's the best recruiter.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Best recruiter: Worldwide Wes
    Best game coach: Brad Stevens
    Best overall: Cliff Ellis
    Best at bitching/whining/moaning/griping when things don't go his way: Seth Greenberg
  8. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Switch Calipari with Donovan and I agree. He cheats but gets 5 stars.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Donovan is such a great recruiter that he's won two NCAA titles despite not being able to coach for shit. :D
  10. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Recruiter: John Wooden Game Coach: Larry Brown Overall: Gen. Robert Montgomery Knight
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Can't agree with Izzo as the best game coach. His team's get blown out too much. Even in the tournament.

    -2005 Final Four vs. UNC
    -2008 Sweet 16 vs. Memphis
    -2009 National Title game vs. UNC (Also 2008 regular season game vs. UNC)

    I don't know who I would pick though. Need more time to mull it over.
  12. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Calipari for the best recruiter, and I think Izzo is the answer to the latter two.

    The level of talent Izzo has used to get to all those Final Fours is really pretty pedestrian compared to the Kansas, Duke, Kentucky and UNC.

    He's been so good, he had people convinced he could do it again this year with a popcorn popper, duct tape and two clothes pins, Macgyver style.
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