Dan Hannner at RealGM.com developed a methodology in which he ranks the top 49 coaches based on how their players have performed and developed over their college careers.
It’s a complicated calculating system that incorporates 10 years of data. Coaches with fewer than three years at their current school were not included.
Topping the list is Kentucky’s John Calipari followed by Ohio State’s Thad Matta, Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan’s John Beilein.
Washington’s Lorenzo Romar ranks sixth and California’s Mike Montgomery is seventh.
Other Pac-12 coaches: UCLA’s Ben Howland (12), Arizona’s Sean Miller (21), Oregon State’s Craig Robinson (30), Arizona State’s Herb Sendek (31), Washington State’s Ken Bone (35), Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins (36) and USC’s Kevin O’Neill (44).
FRIDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— In case you missed it, here’s our story on Washington State junior forward Brock Motum, who leads the Pac-12 in scoring in conference-only games.
— Considering Washington is shooting 22.2 percent on three-pointers in its past five games, the Huskies would rather attack Washington State’s zone from the inside than with perimeter shots.
— Tony Wroten Sr. talked to KJR-AM’s Dave Mahler about his is son Wroten Jr. (below). When asked if the decision to leave will come down to whether Wroten is a first-round pick, Wroten Sr. said: “Not for us. … As far as the NBA there’s example where kids stay four years and they don’t improve and their draft status minimizes. And there are some and they come out early and it works. We’ll have to look at that and at the end of the day like I said his chart won’t change so the NBA is going to be there. Whether he works on them (his deficiencies) in a college setting or a NBA setting that’s more of our question that we have ahead of us.”
— Mahler also spoke to former Washington State assistant Curtis Allen, who played at Washington.
— And finally, the folks at 710 ESPN put together the 2012 Brock and Salk Sports Media Bracket for the second straight year.