Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Boeheim Passes Knight

Congratulations to Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who won his 903rd game tonight against Rutgers, allowing him to pass Bobby Knight in the all-time win list.  Boeheim now stands at #2 all-time behind Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is at 940 and climbing.

I have always been a huge fan of Bobby Knight, regarding his coaching ability. Knight finished his career at 902-371, with 3 National Championships and 5 Final Fours. 

For some perspective, Boeheim's career record is now 903-302.  He has 69 fewer losses than Knight.

If Keith Smart missed that jump shot against Syracuse in 1987, Bobby Knight would have finished his career with a 901-372 record, with 2 National Championships and 5 Final Fours.

Boeheim's resume, if Smart misses that jump shot (or if Derrick Coleman makes his free throw prior to that), would be 904-301, with 2 National Championships and 3 Final Fours. 

Knight is an unquestioned great basketball coach. Boeheim, without a free throw or jump shot he could not control, would have an equal/better resume. 

Just some perspective.