The most overrated coach in college basketball history wins No.900
As a North Carolina Tar Heels fan, I would be blind to ignore that Dean Smith may have been the most overrated coach in college basketball history. He had some of the best players every year, but consistently failed in the final four or championship game. In fact, you can make a case that if not for Fred Brown passing the ball to James Worthy (not his teammate for you young folks) in the '82 championship game, or Chris Webber having a mental meltdown in the '93 National Championship game, Smith may have never won the big game.
Now when you look at Jim Boeheim, in 34 years at Syracuse, he has led the Orange to ONLY 3 final four appearances and ONE National Championship. And let's be honest, he had to go out and recruit an obvious one-and-done player in Carmelo Anthony to get that lone title. Only one elite appearance since and even missed the tournament in back-to-back years.
I am so sick of hearing from the Cuse alumni about how great a coach this man is. Please look at how mediocre his non conference schedule is every year. They want to put him on a pedestal for winning 20 games every year. Not too hard to do when you already have 12 or 13 wins against inferior opponents before entering Big East play.
It is official: Dean Smith is no longer the most overrated coach in the history of college basketball--Jim Boeheim is.
And before you defend him, how many coaches would you rather have before you get to Boeheim?
Congrats on the 900 wins and ONE National Championship.