Found May 30, 2013 on Juiced Sports Blog:
I rarely disagree with Mike Krzyzewski when it comes to basketball matters. Believe me, I know that his knowledge and understanding of the sport goes far beyond mine. That’s why I was so taken aback last week when, during a press conference to discuss his reappointment to coach USA Basketball, he dropped in a comment about the new 15-team ACC: “We’re going to be a 10-bid conference. We’re going to be the best conference in the history of the game.” That’s a bold statement. And, as intimidating as it is to dispute the judgment of the winningest coach in college basketball history, I think he’s dead wrong … at least about the first part of that statement. But I do think that he has a chance to be right about the second part. Before we can examine that premise, we have to determine: What was the best conference in the history of the game than the new ACC will be competing against? That question has an easy answer – the old ACC. Specifically, between 1980 and 2005 – a 26-year period – t...
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