This week college basketball insiders Jay Bilas and Jeff Goodman discuss which young coaches will be viewed within the pantheon of greats in the coming decades.
Jeff Goodman: OK, Jay. The old guys aren't getting any younger. Larry Brown is the elder statesman at 74, Jim Boeheim just hit 70, Steve Fisher is 69, Coach K is 67, Bo Ryan is 66, Roy Williams is 64, Rick Pitino is 62 and guys like John Beilein, Lon Kruger, Bob Huggins, Rick Barnes and Tim Floyd are on the other side of 60. Even Tom Izzo turns 60 in January! It's time to start looking at who's next.
Who will be the guys that will move into the upper echelon of college basketball coaching? Obviously it's tough to tell, because we don't know whether any of these guys will be poached by the NBA, but I'm starting with these six: John Calipari, Bill Self, Billy Donovan, Sean Miller, Jay Wright and Mark Few.