How About Those Warriors
In my humble opinion, Marquette basketball coach Buzz Williams should get serious consideration for Coach of the Year. Regardless of what happens in the Big East and NCAA Basketball Tournaments, the job Williams has done this season has been absolutely phenomenal!
Marquette's 2013-2014 recruiting class is said to be one of the best in the nation. However, after losing their two star players from last year's Sweet 16 team, this looked like a transition year for Marquette.
Some transition year! A share of the Big East Conference Championship with a 14-4 record, a 23 win season and the second longest current home winning streak in college basketball. Wow.
It's easy to win when you recruit players that only intend to hang out for a year and then head to the NBA. It's a lot tougher to win with a roster of solid guys - none of whom is a lock to suit up for the pros. Yet that is precisely the type of team that Marquette is winning with this year.
Frankly, I'm hoping for a long run in this year's NCAA tourney. If that doesn't happen though, I'm okay. This year's team has been a pleasure to watch and a pleasant surprise to cheer for.
And for Buzz Williams, it might be the finest coaching job he's ever done.