In Wimp's 12 years as head coach he won 10 games in conference 10 times, made the Sweet Sixteen 6 times, won 4 SEC tournament titles, and finished 3rd or better in the SEC (counting before the divisional split) 7 times. (link)
The link above says 5 NCAA Sweet Sixteens in the write up, but I see 6 listed. I date back as a fan to 1990 so I'm going with 6 until otherwise told.
|1980–1981||Alabama||18–11||10–8||4th||NIT 2nd Round|
|1981–1982||Alabama||24–7||12–6||3rd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1982–1983||Alabama||20–12||8–10||T–8th||NCAA 1st Round|
|1983–1984||Alabama||18–12||10–8||5th||NCAA 1st Round|
|1984–1985||Alabama||23–10||11–7||T–3rd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1985–1986||Alabama||24–9||13–5||T–2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1986–1987||Alabama||28–5||16–2||1st||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1988–1989||Alabama||23–8||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA 1st Round|
|1989–1990||Alabama||26–9||12–6||2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1990–1991||Alabama||23–10||12–6||2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1991–1992||Alabama||26–9||10–6||3rd (Western)||NCAA 2nd Round|
I don't have a link to back this up, but I remember at one point in the early 90s that Alabama had either the most or 2nd most(to UNC) active players in the NBA. Obvious that's not the case now (we have 4 in McDyess, Mo Williams, Wallace, and Gee).
Why the look to the past? Well, I think we got a coach right now that (if he sticks around) can equal or even surpass what Wimp accomplished. This is coming from someone that had Grant 3rd on my wishlist of coaches to hire when Gottfried resigned (Lavin, Greenburg). This is one of those times I'm glad I was wrong.