March 05, 2010
If this whole basketball coach thing ever turns sour for Marquette's Buzz Williams, a second career as a hip-hop dancer could be a fallback option.
At the very least he proved he has some impressive moves for a 37-year-old guy from rural Texas earlier this week when he walked it out on the sideline after a nice follow slam from guard Darius Johnson-Odom against Louisville.
There's no doubt Marquette will be part of the Big Dance later this month when the NCAA tournament draw is announced. Projected 12th in the Big East because of the departure of star guards Dominic James, Wesley Matthews and Jerel McNeal, the Eagles have emerged as one of the nation's most pleasant surprises, winning 10 of their last 11 to rise all the way to fifth in the standings.
Williams is a dark horse national coach of the year candidate, though he's somewhat overshadowed in his own conference by Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon. But, hey, if Williams can't eclipse them in coach of the year voting, he's probably a good bet in a dance-off.
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