The ACC will now boast the elite of the elite NCAA basketball coaches, much like Rocky Balboa had to face a number of menacing challengers in the Rocky movies. The other ACC challengers better start their training montage if they want to beat these championship-winning ACC coaches.
Syracuse, Louisville and Pittsburgh are all joining the ACC by the 2014-2015 basketball season, establishing a new ACC super-conference in college basketball. Rick Pitino, Jim Boeheim and Jamie Dixon are formidable additions to the ranks of Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski.
The ACC will include four coaches with NCAA Championship titles. What other conference can say that? Any team who faces these championship coaches is in for a fight to the finish. Let’s compare these coaches to Rocky’s opponents.