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When it comes to 'family,' Heathcote at head of table

From Heathcote to Izzo, the biggest tree in the coaching forest is rooted in East Lansing.

Originally Published: April 18, 2003
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Two seasons into his coaching career, Doug Wojcik joined college basketball's first family of coaches. Or, so he thought.

Three years later, he was asked to leave when Matt Doherty resigned as North Carolina's head coach in March. Wojcik had no choice, essentially cut off from the Dean Smith family of coaches after Doherty was forced to leave Chapel Hill last month.

But in hindsight, he may have actually moved up among college basketball's forest of coaching tree. And, it could actually ...

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