If you're like me, you frequently wonder how much game is still possessed by old college basketball coaches. There's little doubt young guys like Jeff Capel and Dane Fife still got game, but what of the older guard?
We all know know Mike Krzyzewski is one of, if not the, greatest coach of all time and that he also played guard at West Point. But how's his jumpshot at age 63? And Jim Boeheim teaches the zone defense to Syracuse players like Socrates taught philosophy to Plato. But can he still take away the high post in practice?
There are no answers to these questions in this blog post, only a video to confirm that, yes, the skills of older basketball coaches have yet to fully erode. At an ACC tournament shoot-around Wednesday, Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg drained a half-court hookshot that looked, dare I say, Kareem-esque:
Later on his Twitter page, Greenberg boasted that he "displayed his range" at practice and thinks he still "might have eligibility." (Eligibility questions? Too bad Tim Floyd isn't still at USC.)
Virginia Tech will play the winner of Wake Forest-Miami in Friday's ACC quarterfinals. No word on whether Greenberg will suit up and come off the bench for the Hokies.
Thanks, D.C. Sports Bog
- Mike Krzyzewski
- Jim Boeheim
- Jeff Capel