Top 10 College Basketball Coaches of the Next Decade

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Mar 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Xavier Musketeers head coach Chris Mack coaches against the Creighton Bluejays during the second half of a semifinal game of the Big East college basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden. Creighton defeated Xavier 86-78. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Hello, a down period in the college basketball offseason. How are things going for you? Good. I’m pretty good too. I hope all is well with you in regards to your family, friends and colleagues. Yeah, I know, that whole O’Bannon case thing is a real downer for a lot of different people, but you will be fine. Oh, what’s that? You want to rank some things? Like college basketball coaches?

Okay, so horrible lede aside, the college basketball offseason is currently in the middle of only a trickle of news. Some recruits are still committing, a few transfers are landing here and there and only the weirdest of scandals are making some waves. So, it isn’t exactly a great time to be following college hoops as closely as I know we all do. However, that doesn’t mean we have to wallow in our own self-pity. We can, you know, rank stuff — for the sake of ranking it, I guess.

Today, we are going to take a look at college basketball coaches. More so, we are going to name which college basketball coaches have the brightest futures going forward. Some things we factored in were age, current accomplishments, potential and the like. Basically, what we are trying to say is that while we all know Coach K is all that and a bag of lobsters, he isn’t going to necessarily be a coach of the future .

Essentially, we are trying to use what we already know and project that information into who will be the next group of great coaches for the next 10 years.

This list is in no particular order because getting yelled at is stinky. Also, we were going to cap the age-limit for these guys at 50, but there are so many great coaches who are 48-50 that we had to change the age restriction to a coach being no older than 47. So, obviously, sorry to really good coaches who still have a lot left in the tank (Billy Donovan, etc,).

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