The great Eddie Munst... Billy Donovan. Actually, Alias sent his top 9 list in while Donovan was the Magic coach so he didn't list him #1, but I have to assume we're in agreement here.
Hville- with Tubby gone, there is no argument whatsoever. Even if Tubby was still at UK, to me it still wouldn't be an argument.
Bamahoops- Only 3 Final Fours, 3 championship game appearances, and 2 National Titles (not MNC like CFB)... he's ok I guess. Before the 2005 season some started to question Donovan as his teams underachieved in the NCAA tournament, but the last 2 years erased those memories. I'm not sold on him being a great gameday coach, but he's pretty good at the other aspects (motivation and recruiting). As long as he's there (and it seems like he'll be there at least another 5 years) the Gators will be near or at the top of the SEC. Damn.
If we compile averages, the crack staff here has them ranked 10 to 1 like this (average in parenthesis):
10) Dennis Felton (10- unanimous)
9) Andy Kennedy (8)
8) Dave Odom (7)
7) Jeff Lebo (6.33)
6) Rick Stansbury (5.67)
5) Mark Gottfried (5.33)
4) John Brady (4.33)
3) Bruce Pearl (4)
2) Kevin Stallings (3)
1) Billy Donovan (1)
Note- Billy Gillespie (Kentucky) and John Pelphrey (Arkansas) were not ranked as this season will be their 1st in the SEC. My opinion... Pelphrey will have more success at Arkansas than Gillespie at Kentucky.