From My Sporting Perspective
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1. Billy Donovan, Florida. He's won the national championship the past two years.

2. Roy Williams, North Carolina. Led them to the title in '05. Everyone left but came back with a decent year with a very young squad in '06 and won the ACC in '07.

3. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke. Three-time national champs. Would be no. 1 if he past couple teams didn't underachieve.

4. Rick Pitino, Louisville. He's one of the best recruiters and his uptempo style has done well everywhere he's gone. Look for a big year this year from a squad headed by Edgar Sosa.

5. Jim Calhoun, Connecticut. Two national titles and earning one or two seeds almost every year (excluding last year's team which was horrible).

6. John Calipari, Memphis. Led a team who played in a weak conference all year to two-consecutive Elite 8s and snagged Derrick Rose from Indiana and Illinois in the recruiting process.

7. Ben Howland, UCLA. His teams play probably the best defense of anyone in the country. Has reached back-to-back Final Fours and has fabulous freshman Kevin Love on the team next year.

8. Billy Gillispie, Kentucky. The Turnaround King. UTEP (18-win improvement) and Texas A&M (7-21 to Sweet 16 in two years) have been grateful for what he has done for their programs.

9. John Beilein, Michigan. Innovative beyond belief. Has created his own offense and style which has led to the success of the West Virginia Mountaineers.

10. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse. Coached a freshman-led squad (Carmelo and G-Mac, but mostly 'Melo) to a national championship and has taught his players to play the 2-3 like no one before him has.

Others that were considered: Tom Izzo, Thad Matta, Bill Self, Mark Few, Bo Ryan, Bob Knight, Bruce Pearl, Jamie Dixon, John Thompson III.

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