X's, O's, and Rick Pitino: Sizing Up the Big East Basketball Coaches

Craig MeyerCorrespondent IJuly 13, 2009

X's, O's, and Rick Pitino: Sizing Up the Big East Basketball Coaches

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 12:  Rick Pitino, the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals, gives instructions to his team during the Big East Conference game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on January 12, 2009 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Lo

No. 16: Fred Hill, Rutgers Coach

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 10:  Head coach Fred Hill of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights yells from the bench against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by

No. 15: Norm Roberts, St. John's Coach

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    DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 23: Head coach Norm Roberts of the St. John's Red Storm watch the action against the Duke Blue Devils during the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 23, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina.  Duke defeated St. John's 86-56.  (Photo

No. 14: Jerry Wainwright, DePaul Coach

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    ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 13:  Head coach Jerry Wainwright of the DePaul Blue Demons reacts during the John R. Wooden Classic game against the UCLA Bruins at Honda Center on December 13, 2008 in Anaheim, California. The Bruins defeated the Blue Demons 72-54.

No. 13: Stan Heath, South Florida Coach

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 10:  Head coach Stan Heath of the USF Bulls looks on from the sidelines against the Seton Hall Pirates during the first round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/G

No. 12: Bobby Gonzalez, Seton Hall Coach

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No. 11: Mick Cronin, Cincinnati Coach

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    LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 29:  Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin checks the scoreboard as his team takes on UNLV during the Global Sports Classic tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center November 29, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cincinnati won 67-65.  (Photo by Et

No. 10: Buzz Williams, Marquette Coach

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    BOISE, ID - MARCH 20:  Head Coach Buzz Williams of the Marquette Golden Eagles adjusts his team during the game against the Utah State Aggies during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Taco Bell Arena on March 20, 200

No. 9: Keno Davis, Providence Coach

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 11:  Head coach Keno Davis of the Providence Friars shouts from the bench during a game against the DePaul Blue Demons  during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2009 in New York City.  (Phot

No. 8: Mike Brey, Notre Dame Coach

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 08:  Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gives directions during the first round of the Big East Men's Basketball Championships against the Georgetown Hoyas at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2006 in New York City.  (P

No. 7: Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh Coach

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    BOSTON - MARCH 26:  Head coach Jamie Dixon of the Pittsburgh Panthers claps during their game against the Xavier Musketeers during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regionals at TD Banknorth Garden on March 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Pho

No. 6: John Thompson III, Georgetown Coach

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    MILWAUKEE - MARCH 1: Head coach John Thompson III of the Georgetown Hoyas gives instructions to his team against the Marquette Golden Eagles at the Bradley Center March 1, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Georgetown defeated Marquette 70-68 in overtime. (Pho

No. 5: Jay Wright, Villanova Coach

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    DETROIT - APRIL 04:  Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts from the sideline while taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels during the National Semifinal game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Ford Field on April 4, 20

No. 4: Bob Huggins, West Virginia Coach

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 11:  Head Coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts on the sideline during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2009 in New

No. 3: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Coach

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    MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 27:  Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange looks on in the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regionals at the FedExForum on March 27, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Photo b

No. 2: Jim Calhoun, Connecticut Coach

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    DETROIT - APRIL 04:  Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies reacts from the sideline while taking on the Michigan State Spartans during the National Semifinal game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Ford Field on April 4, 2

No. 1: Rick Pitino, Louisville Coach

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    DAYTON, OH - MARCH 22:  Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts from the sidelines during a game against the Siena Saints during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena on Mar
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