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Profiles of coaches for teams in this year's Elite 8

Rick Pitino (Louisville)- Number of years at current school- 12. Most recent position prior to current school- Celtics head coach. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 15. Age when hired by current school- 48. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 4. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 16. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 6

Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)- Number of years at current school- 33. Most recent position prior to current school- Army. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 5. Age when hired by current school- 33. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 6. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 0 (made elite 8 year before he arrived). Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 0

Gregg Marshall (Wichita State)- Number of years at current school- 6. Most recent position prior to current school- Winthrop. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 9. Age when hired by current school- 44. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 6. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 32. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 0

Thad Matta (Ohio State)- Number of years at current school- 7. Most recent position prior to current school- Xavier. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 4. Age when hired by current school- 38. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 3. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 6. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 1

John Beilein (Michigan)- Number of years at current school- 6. Most recent position prior to current school- West Virginia. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 21. Age when hired by current school- 54. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 6. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 13. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 1

Billy Donovan (Florida)- Number of years at current school- 17. Most recent position prior to current school- Marshall. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 2. Age when hired by current school- 30. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 4. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 3. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 0

Jim Boeheim (Syracuse)- Number of years at current school- 37. Most recent position prior to current school- Syracuse assistant. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 0. Age when hired by current school- 31. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 11. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 2. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 0

Buzz Williams (Marquette)- Number of years at current school- 5. Most recent position prior to current school head coach- Marquette assistant. Number of years as college head coach before current school- 1. Age when hired by current school- 35. Number of years at current school before reached elite 8- 5. Number of years since current school had reached elite 8 before his arrival- 6. Number of elite 8 teams before current school- 0

How many of these 8 head coaches had zero head college head coaching experience prior to their current hire? 1. When was he hired? 1976.

How many names appear to be on Dan's list with zero head college head coaching experience? at least one- Mike Brown

How many of these schools are in the top tier 6 teams as identified by our Kentucky associate? 1 (Duke).

Is UCLA in this top tier, per our Kentucky associate? yes

How many of these 8 coaches entered a program which had reached the elite 8 no longer than 5 years before they were hired? 3

How long has it been since UCLA was in the elite 8? 5 years

Only Dan could screw this up so much. We are a name at the top of the list when it comes to college basketball programs, we have been away from the elite 8 for 5 years (which seems like an eternity to us, but is not compared to some of the other schools above), we have natural recruiting advantages. And yet we see names which have little if anything in common with coaches of the currently successful teams. Hopefully, the rumors are just wildly off base. But the rumors, as wild as they were, could not have accounted for Dorrell and Mora.

Please, Chancellor Block- Even though it does not appear to be in your job description, give a damn. Show Dan the door.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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