Wisconsin = Most well coached basketball state in America.
These two BOTH
deserve coach of the year honors.
Let's start with the Badgers...
If you honestly look at the Big Ten, you can't tell me the Wisconsin Badgers have the TALENT to stack up with the likes of Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State or ohio state. Don't hate me for saying that badgers fans, but be honest. Take off the red & white glasses. Put down the "sconnie" beer mug for a moment (after a big sip of course). They don't have the talent with the best of the Big Ten. But you know what they DO HAVE? The 2012-2013 Big Ten COACH OF THE YEAR. Bo Ryan desveres a TON of credit. UW looked AWFUL in the 1st month of the year without Josh Gasser. He's coached his system, preached defense and despite all of the inuries, free throw struggles and seemingly no offense at times, somehow Bo has this team at the top of the Big Ten. (note-i write this BEFORE the Wisconsin game at msu on 3/7)
Now on to Marquette...
7th. Yep. 7th. That's where Buzz Williams' team was picked to finish in the preaseon in the Big East. Louisville, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Georgetown and Pittsburgh were ALL picked to finish ahead of the Golden Eagles. And here we are, less than a week away and MU can smell a Big East title. The last REAL Big East title. Not bad. Buzz has had his struggles this year with some embarrasing performances (Florida/UWGB come to mind)...but this team has come a LONG way. Vander Blue has finally become the player MU fans hoped to see out of Madison Memorial HS. Davante Gardner has been steady all year (and automatic from the FT line). Do they struggle on the road? Yes, but who doesn't? Buzz Williams' team has truly taken us on a journey this year...right to the top of the Big East and there's not doubt he deserves the COACH OF THE YEAR award.
Not too many states in HISTORY have ever had 2 BCS conference Coaches of the year in the same season.
Congrats to Wisconsin: Home of the Big Ten and Big East Coaches of the year.