X’s, O’s, and Rick Pitino: Sizing Up the Big East Basketball Coaches

Posted by Craig Meyer on July-12-2009 Add Comments
From its inception as a seven team league in 1979, the Big East has transformed into an entity that is widely regarded as the best college basketball conference in the country year in and year out. Throughout the league's existence, it has produced a staggering number of NBA stars, and has been home to teams that have been coached by some of the most legendary figures in college hoops lore. During what some consider to be the league's heyday back in the 1980's, squads led by such coaching luminaries as John Thompson, Lou Carnesseca, and Rollie Massimino would square off in grueling matches that feature the physical style of play that has come to define the league. The Big East is still packed with a group of coaching legends, and also fe...

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