Basketball: Most Hated Coach
In this week's
CHN Question of the Week, we bucked the
holiday spirit, and asked which coaches the fans love to hate. Not
surprising, the consensus pick was none other than college
basketball's most well-known general, Coach K. But there
were some other surprises and not so surprises (Roy Williams,
Bobby Knight, etc) to make the list
This Week's Question
Which college basketball coach
do you hate? The simple sight of this coach or his team makes you
sick. Why do you have these feelings?
After posting your
responses, I'll have some commentary before moving to the next.
"I'm going to have to go
with none other than Rick Pitino for this one. The man looks like
some kind of mafia don, always taking care to sport as much gaudy
gold jewelry as possible. He should just borrow Flava Flav's 24K
gold alarm clock and start wearing it to games - it couldn't weigh
much more than the rest of the tasteless hardware he keeps
strapped on himself on the sidelines. And his hair - I can only
imagine the amount of fruitless effort he must spend crafting that
battleship before every game.
love this response. It went on for a few more paragraphs, but I
had to cut it down for space limitations. The image of
Pitino carrying Flav's gold alarm clock is hilarious.
"It would have to be Coach K with his holier and cleaner than thou
attitude when more than a few know he spews profanities court side
regularly and does his best to intimidate referees. He's also been
given more than an unfair advantage in recruiting with
response pretty much sums up the feelings on Coach K. No
surprise this email is from what appears to be a Kentucky fan.
Still bitter about the Laettner shot?
"John Brady at LSU gets
on my nerves. He seems to be cocky on the sidelines. Many SEC
fans have a disdain for him, especially Arkansas fans after that
controversial game they played last year. He's not a coach who
comes to mind when talking about the most recognizable coaches in
the nation like a Tubby Smith or Tom Izzo, but he's drawn the ire
of many fans within the league.
Another response from a Kentucky native. Apparently blue
grass makes you angry. Brady does seem to get on a lot of
people's nerves. I even know a lot of LSU fans who don't
like him despite the bang up recruiting job he's done.
Here's one last response from a Kentuckian:
"Without a doubt the
college basketball coach I hate the most is Western Kentucky head
man Darrin Horn. I already hated WKU, from the old OVC rivalry
with my alma mater, Murray State. Now they have a former player --
who was a punk then and is a punk now -- at the helm. He is also
about as arrogant as the prototypical Hilltopper fan.
like this response. Not only attacks, the coach and his school,
but even goes after their fans. That is called passion.
"Jim Boeheim and
Syracuse. He's an extraordinary person both on and off the
court. However, they always play that stupid 2-3 zone that just
slows the game right down, and they have the easiest
non-conference schedule of anyone in the country (which makes them
overhyped in the media's eyes because of their gaudy record).
There is no way that they should have won the National
Championship in 2003, they were an inexperienced and incomplete
team that just got hot at the right time.
Okay, I was with you until the end. If they were
inexperienced and incomplete, doesn't it make their winning the
championship even that much more impressive?
"On the basis of pure
jealousy, it would have to be Mike Krzyzewski of Duke. Don't get
me wrong, he is up there as one of the greatest coaches of all
time. However, if you're not a Cameron Crazy, you have to posses
some dislike or jeaulosy for the man and his team.. I'll
compare him and the Blue Devils to Steinbrenner and the Yankees..
Another long response I needed to cut down to size. This guy at
least was honest about the jealousy towards Coach K.
"I possess a deep hatred
for Roy "Benedict" Williams. After he publicly stated that
he would be a Jayhawk for life, he deliberately stabbed his
players, the organization, and the fans right in the back. And it
really put a stick in my crawl when he said his national title at
UNC was for Kansas as well. I can't wait until the day Roy has to
play against the Jayhawks and he finally "pays heed to the fog.
just knew a Kansas fan had to chime in about Roy. I don't
blame em, if I was a Kansas fan, I'd hate him too.
finally, it was only a matter of time before this guy would draw
"I hate Bobby Knight. I
have disliked him since I was a kid and he was at IU. Then, I
grew up and realized what a good coach he was. But, then, he was
hired by the pansy AD at my alma mater to coach the great Red
Raiders. He is an angry, joyless individual who mistreats
people. I feel he tarnishes what Texas Tech, and the community
of Lubbock, stand for. He may raise money and raise the profile
of our athletic program, but I for one, will always wish he was
is my favorite response of all. It's one thing for a UK fan
to hate Coach K or a Kansas fan to hate Roy W, but a fan hating
the coach of his very own beloved alma mater the most? That
is what we call hatred.
As always, I
couldn't post everyone's answers. But here are some good
"Bruiser Flint. Memo to him: Calm Down!"
"Rick Pitino, the biggest ego on the planet."
"Coach K, solely because of Dickie V."
"Chaney, he put that goon in and should have gotten fired."
"Coach K, because he is a hypocrite and an $*#&@."
"Calhoun, No human being should have to listen to the stuff he
everyone's responses. We'll have many more
Questions of the Week coming up, so keep the responses coming