ESPN.com has ranked Davidson’s Bob McKillop as the 24th best men’s basketball coach in the country.
“It’s impossible to talk to people within college coaching about McKillop and not come away with an earful of superlatives,” a story on the website says of McKillop, who is entering his 26th season at Davidson.
“But the most likely reason McKillop is on this list is that he has managed to keep Davidson at the top of the Southern Conference, and in constant NCAA tournament contention in a league that gets one bid per year, in the post-(Stephen) Curry era.”
McKillop has a 472-292 record at Davidson, which moves to the Atlantic 10 next season.
ESPN.com is spending five weeks this off-season ranking the country’s top-50 coaches, with No. 23 coming Wednesday. Among the coaches ranked behind McKillop are Texas’ Rick Barnes (44th), Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith (39th) and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins (30th). David Scott