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Big 10 coacbes during Tom Izzo's 400 wins

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Mick Ronson, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    pulled this off another board. don't even remember some of these guys. Pretty stout list for Illinois (though, kinda stepping stone with Kruger and Self turns out). what happened to Iowa basketball? not sure including Nebbish was necessary, though. you go Danny Nee. NU has never won an NCAA basketball tournament game. heh.

    Illinois
    Lou Henson
    Lon Kruger
    Bill Self
    Bruce Weber

    Indiana
    Bob Knight
    Mike Davis
    Kelvin Sampson
    Dan Dakich
    Tom Crean

    Iowa
    Tom Davis
    Steve Alford
    Todd Lickliter
    Fran McCaffery

    Michigan
    Steve Fisher
    Brian Ellerbe
    Turtleneck Amaker
    John Beilein

    Minnesota
    Clem Haskins
    Dan Monson
    Jim Molinari
    Tubby Smith

    Nebraska
    Danny Nee
    Barry Collier
    Doc Sadler

    Northwestern
    Ricky Brydsong
    Kevin O’Neill
    Bill Carmody

    Ohio State
    Randy Ayers
    Jim O’Brien
    Thad Matta

    Penn State
    Jerry Dunn
    Ed DeChellis
    Pat Chambers

    Purdue
    Gene Keady
    Matt Painter

    Wisconsin
    Dick Bennett
    Brad Soderberg
    Bo Ryan
     
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    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    "Recruiting is a lot like shaving. If you miss a day, you look like a bum." Gene Keady.
     
  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Keady, Lou Henson, and Billy Tubbs are my all "combover hair" team.

    when was Gary Williams at OSU. After he was at BC, in the old timey Big East Rollie Massimino, Lou Carneseca, John Thompson days....
     
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    Gary was at OSU for just a few years in the late 80's. '86-'89 or so. Started at UMD in '89/'90 I believe.
     
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    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Thanks for sharing this. It brings back a lot of memories having grown up a Big 10 fan.

    That is a strong list for Illinois. I wouldn't even say that Illinois was a stepping stone on purpose (as you seemed to agree with) for Kruger and Self. They just got the chance to go for their "dream jobs" (NBA for Kruger and Kansas for Self-ish; Illinois fans still hate Self for that).

    There are some great nicknames on this list as well: Turtleneck (though not used as willingly as these other coaches), Tubby, Do, Bo, etc.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    didn't Kruger leave Illinois for Florida before taking the ATL Hawks job? He had a Final Four team methinks with the Gators. Elite 8 team with Mitch Richmond at KSU. Richmond was a serious baller.
     
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    Was at UF before Illinois
     
  8. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    you are right. he turned a 12-16 year at UF into the Illini job, replacing "legend" Henson. pretty slick move.
     

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