Congrats to Huck being voted most overrated by his coaching peers on Cbsportsline.com- Posted by bretttarton
- Posted by grannyisarealbeast2Congrats to Huck being voted most overrated by his coaching peers on Cbsportsline.com- Posted by bretttarton
And their criteria for choosing Roy? The fact that UNC (and Kansas)is historically so good, and ergo, are able to land the top recruits. Can't argue with that.
"He's won at Kansas and UNC. But who couldn't do that ... besides Matt Doherty
But whatever. I'm not here to argue that point as much as I'm here to make sense of the results of our poll, and the above comment about Roy Williams is probably the best hint as to why he received more votes than anybody else.
You'd have to be pretty average (or straight-up bad) at your job to fail at Kansas or North Carolina, both of which are programs with loads of inherent advantages. So I guess what the coaches we polled were saying is that lots of men could go to seven Final Fours and win two national championships in a 24-year span if they were allowed to spend 24 years coaching Kansas or North Carolina, and, you know, that might actually be true. History suggests it's not difficult to get great players at KU or UNC, and, in this sport more than almost any other, history suggests it's not difficult to win when you get great players on your roster.
Which reminds of a conversation I had with Ol' Roy a few years back.
We were sitting inside the Dean Smith Center, and I asked why, after all these years, he still works so hard in recruiting, because he does -- and I think most would back me on this -- still work really hard recruiting. Williams' answer always stuck with me. Basically, he said he still recruits hard because he thinks of himself as a good coach but not as a great coach, and that he never wants to have to find out if he's good enough to win with average players.
I love that answer.
Because I love the philosophy.
What Williams acknowledged is what I've long believed -- that actual coaching is secondary to lots of things in this sport, and that the proper approach is to get the best players you can get and then do the best you can..."
I was watching the game last night and all the USA has to do was hold the ball. Instead, K was yelling and the USA player took a 3 and made it as the clock expired. They were up by 26 when he took the shot. Since Dook fans have already established that this is classless (the Henson incident), I expect that there will be an apology for the egregious actions of K.- Posted by DookSuckz
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