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John Calipari, Kentucky's HC, is not retiring.

Neither is Roy Williams.

While I don't put Calhoun at the top of the college basketball list, I'd put him ahead of both of these guys. Calhoun built the program from the ground up in the mid-80s when UCONN hoops wasn't on anyone's radar.

Roy Williams has taken over 2 successful programs and maintained their level of success. Impressive, yes, but not as impressive as Calhoun.

Calipari has had 2 final 4's vacated and will likely have a national title vacated after he leaves Kentucky if history repeats itself. I realize that Calhoun also was running a dirty program in the latter part of his career but Calipari has ALWAYS been dirty. I can't possibly put him at the top of the list. Great coach, yes, but also a tremendous liar.

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While I don't put Calhoun at the top of the college basketball list, I'd put him ahead of both of these guys. Calhoun built the program from the ground up in the mid-80s when UCONN hoops wasn't on anyone's radar.

Roy Williams has taken over 2 successful programs and maintained their level of success. Impressive, yes, but not as impressive as Calhoun.

Calipari has had 2 final 4's vacated and will likely have a national title vacated after he leaves Kentucky if history repeats itself. I realize that Calhoun also was running a dirty program in the latter part of his career but Calipari has ALWAYS been dirty. I can't possibly put him at the top of the list. Great coach, yes, but also a tremendous liar.

And this is why he's one of the most underrated coaches of all time. He made UConn. A little different when you're taking over Duke, UNC, Kentucky or Kansas. The history, the pedigree, the recruits are already there with very little work. This guy started a program from the ground up and got lottery picks to play for him year after year. 4 Final Four's and 3 National Championships.

Truth is, he's probably been a top 5 college coach for the last 20 years but if you asked most people who the top 5 coaches are in the NCAA are, 9 times out of 10, he would not be mentioned. Which is a shame.

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And this is why he's one of the most underrated coaches of all time. He made UConn. A little different when you're taking over Duke, UNC, Kentucky or Kansas. The history, the pedigree, the recruits are already there with very little work. This guy started a program from the ground up and got lottery picks to play for him year after year. 4 Final Four's and 3 National Championships.

Truth is, he's probably been a top 5 college coach for the last 20 years but if you asked most people who the top 5 coaches are in the NCAA are, 9 times out of 10, he would not be mentioned. Which is a shame.

For me Izzo would be # 1. Calhoun was certainly top 3 I just don't put him at the top.

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For me Izzo would be # 1. Calhoun was certainly top 3 I just don't put him at the top.

Izzo is a great coach. No doubt. The stat out there "if you play all 4 years at Michigan St. during Izzo's career, you've played in the Final 4". Thats amazing. However, he took over a National power house.

I think Calhoun's job at UConn is one of the most impressive ever. Lute Olson's job at Arizona is comparable. Both took over programs way off the national scene and built a program from scratch.

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I think Calhoun's job at UConn is one of the most impressive ever. Lute Olson's job at Arizona is comparable. Both took over programs way off the national scene and built a program from scratch.

You're right on there. The fact that Arizona basically collapsed without Olson, as I suspect UCONN will without Calhoun, further backs that up.

UNC can survive just fine without Roy Williams, just as Kansas did without him.

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While I don't put Calhoun at the top of the college basketball list, I'd put him ahead of both of these guys. Calhoun built the program from the ground up in the mid-80s when UCONN hoops wasn't on anyone's radar.

Roy Williams has taken over 2 successful programs and maintained their level of success. Impressive, yes, but not as impressive as Calhoun.

Calipari has had 2 final 4's vacated and will likely have a national title vacated after he leaves Kentucky if history repeats itself. I realize that Calhoun also was running a dirty program in the latter part of his career but Calipari has ALWAYS been dirty. I can't possibly put him at the top of the list. Great coach, yes, but also a tremendous liar.

He deserves immense credit for that and leading to Northeastern to heights I do not think it has achieved since.

I give Williams credit because while he did benefit from leading two of the greatest programs, he also did well there. Better than other replacements.

They are all great.

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