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re: Vote for Pat!: ESPN Coaches Bracket Final Round (Versus Joe Pa) (Posted on 4/2/14 at 3:27 am to Supravol22)
That whole bracket is a joke. Aside from mixing pro and college the mixing of football and basketball makes it even worse.
Final Four should be Pat = 8 titles / .841 (#1 all time wins in MCBB or WCBB and her winning percentage exceeds all MCBB coaches) Rockne = 5 titles / .881 (#2 in NCAA football, #1 was a D III coach) Rupp = 4 titles / .822 (#4 Wooden / #15 Smith / #16 Calipari / #21 Krzyzewski / #31 Pitino / #52 Izzo / #67 Knight / #75 Calhoun) Lombardi = 5 titles / .740 (#1 in NFL)
Unlike most all other basketball coaches Rupp and Pat racked up those massive numbers by playing tough schedules year in and year out. Rupp still has one of the most stunning records in all of college sports. They did not lose at home for over a decade (1943 - 1955) and encompassed a mind boggling 129 games. UCLA is a distant 2nd at 98 from 1970-1976.
FWIW, Phil Jackson is #1 in the NBA with a paltry .704 all time percentage.