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These coaches have earned their keep

Originally Published: February 25, 2005
By Jay Bilas | Special to ESPN Insider

Coach of the Year awards are odd things and mean different things to different people.

Does the Coach of the Year award go to the best coach? If so, guys like Bob Knight, Lute Olson, Mike Krzyzewski, Gary Williams, Jim Calhoun and Jim Boeheim would win those awards almost annually.

Does it go to the guy that has exceeded expectations and brought a bottom dweller into respectability? Does it go to the guy that has met high expectations and has put together a talented team and coached ...

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