I know that I beating a dead horse, but I just saw this on line and thought I would share this with you guys.
I know Bill Self has won the most games in the NCAA since he’s been at Kansas. Who are the top 10 coaches in that time period?
Since taking over the program in 2003, Self has won a national-best 269 games over the nine-year span. The Jayhawks’ run to the NCAA title game provided Self’s five-win margin over the second-place coach in that time frame, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Each entered the tournament with 264 wins over the nine years. Lehigh’s upset of Duke helped push Self ahead of Coach K.
The eight coaches are North Carolina’s Roy Williams (257 wins), Ohio State’s Thad Matta (247), Kentucky’s John Calipari (246), Pitt’s Jamie Dixon (238), Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and Florida’s Billie Donovan (237) and Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun (228).
Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Texas’ Rick Barnes are just outside the top 10. It should be noted that Calipari would be No. 1 in the period if his 38 victories at Memphis in 2007-08 hadn’t been vacated by the NCAA.
As a comparison, current Kansas State coach Bruce Weber went 210-101 after taking over for Self at Illinois. Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall has won 204 games in the period, with four of the seasons coming at Winthrop.
Self has 476 total wins, good for 63rd place on the career list. He only needs 451 to catch Krzyzewski — or 18 more 25-win seasons. And for Coach K to retire.
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