Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blaney, Not Calhoun, Gets the Wins

Jim Calhoun's suspension hurts him in his neck-and-neck race with Jim Boeheim on the all-time wins list.

Calhoun will not get credit for UConn's two wins (or one loss) during his three-game suspension, according to the NCAA Committee on Infractions. George Blaney gets the 2-1 record.

Here’s the COI’s statement:

“The Committee on Infractions‘ expectation and mandate is that no coach serving a suspension be given credit for any wins or losses accrued by his/her team during the term of suspension. This is consistent with the complete removal of the coach from all aspects of game preparation (practices, film study, team meetings, etc.) from the time the last game the coach is allowed to be present for ends through the end of the final game of the suspension period.”

So Blaney’s coaching record is now 461-383 and Calhoun’s remains at 865-368.

Calhoun ranks sixth on the all-time list, six behind Boeheim. Both coaches can catch Adolph Rupp (876) and possibly Dean Smith (879) this season to move into third place all time. Neither will pass Bob Knight (902) for second all time this season.

Here's the all-time Top 10:

1. Mike Krzyzewski 911
2. Bob Knight 902
3. Dean Smith 879
4. Adolph Rupp 876
5. Jim Boeheim 871
6. Jim Calhoun 865
7. Jim Phelan 830
8. Eddie Sutton 804
9. Lefty Driesell 786
10. Lute Olson 780

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