Thank for your input, though.
Eddie Sutton did it, as did Lou Henson, Lute Olson and Bob Huggins.
UCLA? Williams has won two NCs at Carolina and I think was runner up at least once at Kansas.
to Wooden at UCLA. Roy is correct (two runners up at KU 91 & 03) two championships at UNC (05 & 10).
And UCLA and Louisville never lost a title game while Crum was at either school. Louisville is now 3-0 in title games.
after he left Lawrence.
Williams says that without the probation and one-year tourney ban he would have signed Harold Minor and Thomas Hill in that class.
Also, Jimmy King really wanted to go to KU, but his mom, an elementary school teacher, wanted him to go to Michigan because it was ranked in the Top 25 by whatever magazine/ranking service. At the Final Four in 1993 she came up to Roy and said she made a mistake. Jimmy would have been happier at KU.
You gotta love recruiting.
Forgot about Pitino losing to Arizonia (Mike Bibby & crew) at UK in '95 (?) and Calipari lost with Memphis (another big thank you to coach cal for not fouling when up three in closing seconds . . . Mario's Miracle . . . KU 08 champs . . . Screw you Cal) and won it at Kentucky (he also had a Final Four at UMass).
The notion of vacated seasons, of course, didn't prevent Jim Nantz last night from announcing over the PA -- from what I presume was an NCAA-approved script -- that Michigan was most recently in the title game in 1993.
Why have punishments if you're not going to enforce them? Way to go, NCAA.
We all know that Michigan was runner-up in '93 and Memphis was runner-up in '08. Sanctions imposed after the fact don't affect that.
And while we're on the topic, Larry Brown's runner-up appearance at UCLA in '80 was also vacated. I may be wrong about this, but I think his national championship at Kansas in '88 may have been vacated as well.
The only sanctions with teeth are extended postseason bans, scholarship losses severe enough to bring about an extended period of losing badly, and major monetary fines.
The NCAA is typically reluctant to impose such things -- USC and Penn State are notable but rare exceptions -- so bottom line, crime pays.
on the playing field begets absolution for past sins.
(which I saw while at the gym) took the position that the "statute of limitations" on Michigan's probation has expired. What bullshit. If they're going to make analogies to the legal system, the right one here is that the probation has not been vacated or expunged from the record. Officially, Michigan's 1992-1993 Final Four appearances never happened. For Nantz to reference them on the PA during the crown jewel of NCAA-sanctioned events -- and with the NCAA's implied endorsement -- is inexcusable.
prohibition of associating with the team.