College Basketball's Best and Worst Players Turned Head Coaches

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College Basketball's Best and Worst Players Turned Head Coaches
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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, one of the NCAA's most decorated head coaches, played college ball at West Point.

They say "those who can't do, teach," yet time after time, head coaching vacancies in top college programs are filled by one-time hardwood stars.

Today, dozens of sidelines are paced by former NCAA players. For some, the transition is ostensibly seamless, as was the case for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Others, however, struggle when trading high tops and shorts for a suit and tie.

Check out the former college ballers who made for great coaches, as well as the players who couldn't find success with a new gig.

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