Ranking the 10 Most Revered Figures in College Basketball History

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Ranking the 10 Most Revered Figures in College Basketball History
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Bob Knight (right) and Coach K (left) are two of the most revered figures in college basketball. How do they stack up against eight others?

There are several college basketball legends, but some are revered much more than others. By definition, the term "revere" means to "regard with respect tinged with awe."

To be a figure, one must make a lasting impact on the game and earn the respect of his/her peers. This can make it very difficult for players to stand the test of time when compared against legendary coaches. Early NBA draft declarations make it less likely for fans to see a player revered as much as someone like Bob Knight.

The following 10 coaches and players have been ranked based on these criteria: overall imprint left on college basketball, success and off-court impact. 

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