Kentucky vs. Florida: Which Program's Strategy Is Best for Extended Success?

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Kentucky vs. Florida: Which Program's Strategy Is Best for Extended Success?
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John Calipari and Billy Donovan are two of the best college basketball coaches in the country, and their resumes speak for themselves.

Florida has made the NCAA tournament 12 of the last 14 years under Donovan, and the Gators won back-to-back national championships in 2006-07.

Calipari’s last seven seasons have all ended with NCAA tournament berths, and his teams have advanced to at least the Sweet 16 in each of those years (although the 2007-08 season was vacated by the NCAA).

Both coaches know how to win, but they have gone about it in different ways recently. Calipari relies every year on a new group of freshmen, while Donovan has had his best years with experienced teams.

Which strategy sets up for extended success? Here is a breakdown.

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