Sometimes you see something and you can only respond with bewilderment. Such is the case over on the Herald-Leader’s website where they are currently polling readers on who is the best active NCAA Men’s Basketball coach. Let’s take a look at our options here:
Let’s see you have all the traditional names, seems like a pretty good list at first glance. I just feel like something is missing. Something like a guy who has taken three different schools to final fours. A guy with as many championships as Izzo and Boeheim. A guy who has taken over recruiting and just assembled the greatest class in the history of college basketball. Oh and it just so happens to be the guy who Coaches in the city your newspaper is published. All that just begs the question, how does John Calipari not get included on this list?
As of writing the choice of “Someone else” currently holds the top spot. Which I’m assuming is all made of votes for Cal. The third question in the poll is are you male or female so it could all be just made to mine some information about demographics but still how does the Coach that helps line your pockets with newspaper sales not make this list.
You just have to shake your head sometimes. Update: Oscar Combs pointed out the poll on which earned a response from the editor of the H/L:
@wildcatnews thanks for pointing that out. That’s a nat’l poll container and questions rotate through it. We took it down for now.
– Peter Baniak (@pbaniak) April 27, 2013
Pretty funny the poll ended up on the Lexington newspaper. Whoever originally envisioned that poll still should have included Cal simply for what he has accomplished in just four years at UK.