Who got my spot? Roy Williams absent from Top 50 coaching list

Posted by Andy Durham on July 30, 2009 at 11:56 am under College | 4 Comments to Read

from the News and Observer-Raleigh(Caulton Tudor):

For a guy whose North Carolina basketball team ran away with the NCAA championship and cranked out enough NBA draft picks to qualify for expansion franchise consideration, Roy Williams is getting zero respect these days.

The latest blow landed Wednesday, when The Sporting News revealed its 50 all-time greatest coaches and Ol’ Roy was no more on the list than Rachael Ray.

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Here’s the entire list courtesy of the Sporting News:

1. John Wooden, college basketball

2. Vince Lombardi, NFL

3. Bear Bryant, college football

4. Phil Jackson, NBA

5. Don Shula, NFL

6. Red Auerbach, NBA

7. Scotty Bowman, NHL

8. Dean Smith, college basketball

9. Casey Stengel, MLB

10. Knute Rockne, college football

11. Pat Summitt, women’s college basketball

12. Paul Brown, NFL

13. Joe Paterno, college football

14. George Halas, NFL

15. Chuck Noll, NFL

16. Bob Knight, college basketball

17. Joe Gibbs, NFL

18. Tom Landry, NFL

19. Mike Krzyzewski, college basketball

20. Bill Belichick, NFL

21. Adolph Rupp, college basketball

22. Joe McCarthy, MLB

23. Eddie Robinson, college football

24. Bobby Bowden, college football

25. John McGraw, MLB

26. Bill Walsh, NFL

27. Woody Hayes, college football

28. Connie Mack, MLB

29. Bud Wilkinson, college football

30. Pat Riley, NBA

31. Pete Newell, college basketball

32. Joe Torre, MLB

33. Bill Parcells, NFL

34. Tom Osborne, college football

35. Walter Alston, MLB

36. Bo Schembechler, college football

37. Toe Blake, NHL

38. Sparky Anderson, MLB

39. Al Arbour, NHL

40. Amos Alonzo Stagg, college football

41. Tony La Russa, MLB

42. Geno Auriemma, women’s college basketball

43. Dick Irvin, NHL

44. Ara Parseghian, college football

45. Chuck Daly, NBA

46. Bobby Cox, MLB

47. Hank Iba, college basketball

48. Tommy Lasorda, MLB

49. Gregg Popovich, NBA

50. Herb Brooks, NHL

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  • ....... said,

    good coach but right now should not be in the top 50 coaches

  • old basketball fan said,

    Everett Case should make it before Roy anyway.

  • notjimmelvin said,

    maybe when his career is over, he can be considered. but who are you going to remove for him?

  • Mike said,

    Where’s Calipari??? [/bewilderment]