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Dear Gary (on the COY race)

Posted on: March 3, 2010 1:02 pm
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Here's Wednesday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: How could you leave Thad Matta off your Coach of the Year list ? He won a Big Ten title by moving a forward to point guard, and it didn't matter that his best player missed six games with a broken back. Are you an idiot?

-- Bo


We're on track to set a record this week for emails and Tweets directed at me that include the word "idiot." I'll let you know when I get a final tally. As for the question at hand, no question, you could remove Bo Ryan from my list of eight great Coach of the Year candidates and add Thad Matta. Or remove John Calipari and add Kevin Stallings. Or remove Jamie Dixon and add Buzz Williams. Limiting my list to eight instead of 10 or 14 or 19 seems to be a mistake, at least as far as my inbox is concerned. But let's be honest: The Coach of the Year will be one of the guys on my list of eight, and -- based on how most vote for these things -- I suspect it'll be Syracuse's Jim Boeheim or Kansas State's Frank Martin.

Either would be deserving.

I'll let you know my choice next week.
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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2010 11:51 am
 

Dear Gary (on the COY race)

Gary Williams needs to get some love in this conversation. I don't recall Maryland being anywhere on the radar going into the season, and is there another coach that consistently gets so much out of his players, without the benefit of a single McDonald's all-American, or blue chip recruit? I think not.


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