Pat Kennedy has 488 career wins as a Division I men’s basketball coach and has taken eight teams to the NCAA Tournament and five NITs. After 40 years of coaching Kennedy knows it’s not something you can easily walk away from.
With agents and managers and representatives all trying to get close to elite college basketball players in an effort to advice them an eventually profit off their success, it makes a college coach’s job that much tougher.
In the NBA, constantly yelling at players can quickly have them turning on their head coach. But Tom Thibodeau can yell with the best of them and still has the players full support.
The Bulls have had a lot of turnover from last season. The new faces on the court have received the majority of the attention, but the one on the sideline is just as important.
The happiest man in Chicago this past Saturday had to be The University of Illinois Head Football Coach Ron Zook. Could you blame him?