In a poll conducted by various CBS Sports writers among college basketball coaches, Davidson Wildcats coach Bob McKillop was named the second-best offensive coach in the game.
McKillop, who has been at Davidson for 26 years and coached reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry, received 13.4 percent of poll support when coaches were asked who they thought was the best offensive mind and finished only behind Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein, who 16.9 percent of coaches thought best.
McKillop even finished ahead of Duke coach and Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski, who ranked at 7.9 percent.
One coach summed up McKillop’s coaching style almost perfectly.
“Nobody is better at teaching a flowing offense that goes from fast break basketball to secondary looks right into motion that allows individual freedom.”
It’s hard to argue with that, as McKillop’s Davidson teams have famously been able to play fast-paced offense and drain threes almost effortlessly before stopping on a dime and slowing the scoring attack down. On top of that, his team adjusted to the Atlantic 10 with ease last year, its inaugural season there after over two decades in the Southern Conference, and even finished as the conference regular season champs.
Davidson also finished sixth in the nation in scoring last year and has regularly been among the best teams in the nation in that department on multiple occasions. If that isn’t the mark of a strong offensive coach, then what is?
McKillop is getting up there in years at age 65 but if last year’s Davidson team that made the NCAA Tournament is any indication, the man is showing zero signs of slowing down.
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