By Gregory Crawford @wchoops
My role as a west coast college basketball guru is overrated to say the least. At best, I do understand history, I know who can coach and I can evaluate players. I also don’t armchair, I see the games in person.
So with all that above my $1.00 on UCLA hoops and a coach.
Pretty simple, give these guys a look and you will win.
1. Dana Altman—- Horribly underrated, might be looking for new challenge.
2. David Rice—- His talents as an assistant at Washington speak for what his coaching all his career has been about, winning.
3. Jim Hayford—- Keeping the theme, everywhere this guy goes they win, including now at Seattle U.
4. Kyle Smith—- A complete winner, the reason San Francisco has already won 21 games this year.
5. Rod Barnes—- What he accomplishes at Cal State Bakersfield is nothing short of sensational.
All of above have 2 things in common. 1) They are not household names 2) All they do is keep winning and winning.
UCLA the glitz and glamor does not come from a big name, it comes from consistent winning.