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Boeheim: Huggins has best shot of catching K

Posted on: November 7, 2011 2:27 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 2:44 pm
By Jeff Goodman

Seth Davis' show "Courtside" will have a special preseason edition tonight on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.

Gary Parrish, Mike DeCourcy, Jon Rothstein, Jim O'Connell and myself were panelists for the show - and one of the numerous topics we discuss is Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and whether anyone can catch him once he breaks Bob Knight's record of 902 and becomes the all-time winningest men's coach in Division 1.

Jim Boeheim is just 44 wins behind Coach K, but is about 2 1/2 years older than Krzyzewski - who enters the season with 900 career victories.

I posed the question to Boeheim, who turns 67 later this month, on Monday that maybe he'd have a shot - if K retires in the next few years and Boeheim sticks in out a few years beyond K.

"He's not returning anytime soon," Boeheim said. "I think Mike will coach another 10 years. I wouldn't be surprised at all."

The guy who Boeheim thinks would have a shot - if he took care of himself from a health-standpoint?

West Virginia's Bob Huggins.

"He's got a lot of wins - and he'll try and coach forever," Boeheim said. "He's about the only one out there who could possibly do it."

But even if the 58-year-old Huggins stays healthy, it's a stretch.

He has 691 career victories. Let's say he goes 12 more years (until he's 71) and averages about 25 wins per year (which is what he's averaged in his four years at West Virginia).

That would put him just shy of 1,000 victories.

Coach K has 900 right now and has been averaging about 29 wins per year - and he'll likely eclipse to the 1,000-win mark in 2014-15.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 8:55 pm

Boeheim: Huggins has best shot of catching K


As long as Huggy Bear isnt driving id go with Huggins.....

I dont think I could be in the presence of Coach K....his aura of awesomeness might  cause permanent blindness, or he would drive me insane with endless nasally pep talk "winning" lectures.  Plus the fact that Coack K would jump in at the last second as I would try to pony up to the bar, flop and beg for the OFFENSIVE FOUL!!!!

yeah, Id go with Huggins....I bet he gets loose

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 3:05 pm

Boeheim: Huggins has best shot of catching K

Who would you rather have a beer with.

Coach K
Huggy Bear


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