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College Basketball: Coaches

Bob Knight's temper. Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone. Rick Pitino's three-pointers. Pete Carrill's back-door cuts. Nolan Richardson's "40 minutes of hell." Perhaps more than any other sport, college basketball is all about the coaches. Here's a look at some of the best, both past and present.
  1. NCAA Coach Profiles (25)

Division I Coaching Changes
Get your resume together -- there are plenty of top jobs available in college basketball's off-season, though the highest-profile gig is filled with Marquette's Tom Crean taking over at Indiana.

College Basketball Legends
These are the giants of the game... their names are painted on stadiums and engraved on plaques in Springfield. Bob Knight. Dean Smith. Adolph Rupp. It seems almost sacrilegious to include the names of current coaches on a list with... but the fact is, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is fifth all-time, and could easily be fourth when the 2008-09 season...

The National Association of Basketball Coaches
The official website of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, an organization formed in 1927 "to further the best interests of the game of basketball as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport."

NCAA Coaching Changes
The 2008-09 season isn't yet complete, and already there are coaching positions available at three major schools -- with more sure to open after the season. Track the openings, potential openings, and candidates here.

Hall of Famers
Some of the NCAA's top coaches have already received basketball's highest honor -- a place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rebound Rules: The Art of Success 2.0
Rick Pitino's new book, "Rebound Rules: The Art of Success 2.0" offers many of the same tips you'd get from any business/motivational title -- but the perspective offered -- of achieving success after great personal and professional failure -- is particularly resonant.

The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches through the 2007-08 season.

TSN's 50 Greatest Coaches
UCLA's John Wooden -- a ten-time national champion and hall-of-famer twice over -- was named the greatest coach in history by The Sporting News. The Wizard of Westwood is just one of the college basketball luminaries to be so honored by TSN.

Legendary Coaches and their Successors
After Lute Olson's sudden retirement, Arizona offered the interim head coaching position to top assistant Mike Dunlap. Dunlap's response: "Let me sleep on it." We don't blame him for the hesitation -- replacing a legend like Lute Olson can be a thankless task, even a career-killer. Here's a look at some of the coaches who took over for some of...

Highest Paid Coaches in College Basketball
How much to college basketball coaches make? Quite a bit. John Calipari's new deal at Kentucky will be worth approximately $4 million a year -- and that's before you factor in incentives, summer camps, and a fat endorsement deal from a shoe company. Here's a look at the salaries of some of college basketball's highest-paid coaches.

Andy Enfield: An Overachiever Or An Underrated Recruiter?
USC Trojans head coach Andy Enfield rose to fame with the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in 2013. After leading the team to the Elite Eight, critics began to wonder if he was an overachieving coach or maybe, an underrated recruiter.

Greatest Coach Ever?
The Sporting News named UCLA's John Wooden the Greatest Coach of All Time. Agree? Who do you think was the greatest ever?

Coaches with Multiple National Championships
With North Carolina's win over Michigan State, Roy Williams ties his mentor, Dean Smith, with two national championships... and joins a select list of coaches with multiple titles.

The Coaches of Team USA
From the amateur teams of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the Dream Team and Redeem Team -- the men who have coached America's Olympic men's basketball teams, from 1936 through today.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches
The official website of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, an organization formed in 1927 "to further the best interests of the game of basketball as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport."

Dana Altman
Detailed Profile of Coach Dana Altman

Fran McCaffery has Iowa Basketball in the News for All the Wrong Reasons
Fran McCaffery put Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball in the national news for all the wrong reasons.

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