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Sports on Earth calls UK the best coaching job in college hoops


Will Leitch at Sports on Earth published his list of the top 25 coaching jobs in college basketball today, and he put Kentucky at No. 1. Leitch’s blip on the Wildcats’ gig:

1. Kentucky Wildcats. Has only slipped into the this top spot in the last couple of years under John Calipari, and Robert Morris will remind you to wear the crown warily. Anyone who has ever attended a neutral court game involving Kentucky knows the power of this fanbase.

Leitch used three criteria to make the list. It wasn’t about the best teams, best tradition, or best facilities as much as it was the strongest combination; the list is fluid but one team wouldn’t catapult to the top because of one great year or one great run (consider Butler under Brad Stevens, Leitch said); and the fundamental question was, If I were a coach, which job would I most desire?

Kansas, Duke, North Carolina and Louisville rounded out the top five.

Again, check out Leitch’s rankings here.


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