Here are the 50 finest NCAA tournament-eligible coaching performances I've seen this season:
1. Bill Self, Kansas
The man is one regular-season championship away from tying UCLA's record of 13 consecutive major conference banners, and that mark was recorded primarily (though not entirely) by John R. Wooden. May I stop there? Fine, one more thing in keeping with the 2015-16 thrust of this piece: Self showed a laudable experimental spirit with his center position for much of the season. It paid off. Landen Lucas playing alongside Perry Ellis has proven to be a highly effective combination. Self was my preseason choice as national coach of the year, and I'm sticking with him.