The Naismith Award announced Wednesday the 15 nominees for the men 's basketball coach of the year.
WHO GONNA GIN IT? Break the Big 12
Tony Bennett of Virginia and Mark Few of Gonzaga, the two previous winners of the award, are re-appointed. Three other ACC coaches, three Big Ten coaches and a coach from the SEC, Big East, Big 12, MAC, AAFC, Mountain West and Southern Conference join forces. them.
|Chris Beard||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|John Beilein||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Tom Izzo||Michigan State||Big Ten|
|Eric Musselman||Nevada||West Mountain|
|Matt Painter||Purdue||Big Ten|
|Roy Williams||North Carolina||ACC|
|Steve Wojciechowski||Marquette||Big East|