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Friday / January 24.
  • Naismith Coach of the Year Semifinalists Named

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    Ten semifinalists have been named for the Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year.

    Using this list of 10, the Naismith Awards master voting academy will identify the four finalists, to be announced on March 15. The Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Coach of the Year will be announced on during the Naismith Awards brunch April 1 at Pearl Stable in San Antonio, Texas.

    NAISMITH NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR SEMIFINALISTS

    Rick Barnes, Tennessee

    Chris Beard, Texas Tech

    Tony Bennett, Virginia

    Brad Brownell, Clemson

    Mick Cronin, Cincinnati

    Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

    Chris Mack, Xavier

    Matt Painter, Purdue

    Bruce Pearl, Auburn

    Jay Wright, Villanova

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.