Who are the most accomplished head coaches in Pac-12 Basketball this century?
While the conference has lacked some punch in recent years, Pac-12 Basketball remains one of the most exciting conferences in the college basketball landscape. The programs in this league have some profound histories, highlighted by UCLA’s record 11 national titles, nearly all under legendary coach John Wooden. Even while these rosters don’t contain the legends of yesteryear, these programs are still making a significant impact on the national scape.
The talented players who have come through the Pac-12 didn’t put themselves in that position and the league has seen its fair share of legendary coaches. Even today, there is great leadership present at each of these basketball programs. Recruiting top talent to these west coast schools isn’t a difficult task, but these coaches got the very best out of those players, coaching them into champions.
We’ll be taking a closer look at the ten greatest head coaches of the Pac-12 since 2000. These twelve programs have produced some fine coaches in these last few decades and narrowing the list to ten wasn’t an easy task. We’ll be basing our ranking off their ability to win games and build up these programs, with postseason success a clear indicator of that progress. There has been some legendary success in the history of this league’s teams and even in the last few years, we’ve seen some outstanding coaching performances.
Without further ado, we begin our rundown on these top coaches, examining their time in the Pac-12 since the turn of the century.