Tony Bennett became the only active coach to have a win over all five active Hall of Fame coaches (Jim Boeheim, Larry Brown, Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino and Roy Williams)
There are currently five active Hall of Fame coaches: Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, SMU's Larry Brown, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Louisville's Rick Pitino, and North Carolina's Roy Williams. There's only one active coach who's beaten all five of them.
You guessed it. After Saturday's 52-47 win over Louisville, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett became the only active coach to have a win over all five active Hall of Fame coaches.
Bennett's performances over the Hall of Famers are as follows:
|February 7, 2015||Rick Pitino (No. 9 Louisville)||52-47 W|
|February 2, 2015||Roy Williams (No. 12 North Carolina)||75-64 W|
|January 31, 2015||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 4 Duke)||63-69 L|
|March 16, 2014||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 7 Duke)||72-63 W|
|March 1, 2014||Jim Boeheim (No. 4 Syracuse)||75-56 W|
|January 20, 2014||Roy Williams (North Carolina)||76-61 W|
|January 13, 2014||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 23 Duke)||65-69 L|
|November 29, 2013||Larry Brown (SMU)||76-73 W|
|February 28, 2013||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 3 Duke)||73-68 W|
|February 16, 2013||Roy Williams (North Carolina)||81-93 L|
|January 6, 2013||Roy Williams (North Carolina)||61-52 W|
|February 25, 2012||Roy Williams (No. 7 North Carolina)||51-54 L|
|February 11, 2012||Roy Williams (No. 5 North Carolina)||52-70 L|
|January 12, 2012||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 8 Duke)||58-61 L|
|February 16, 2011||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 5 Duke)||41-56 L|
|January 15, 2011||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 1 Duke)||60-76 L|
|January 8, 2011||Roy Williams (North Carolina)||56-62 L|
|March 12, 2010||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 4 Duke)||49-67 L|
|February 28, 2010||Mike Krzyzewski (No. 5 Duke)||46-57 L|
|January 31, 2010||Roy Williams (North Carolina)||75-60 W|
|March 27, 2008*||Roy Williams (North Carolina)||47-68 L|
* While at Washington State
That's an overall 9-12 overall record against the famed coaches, though there's a fairly clear trend going in the right direction.
He's already captured America's heart as their new favorite head coach. Being in only his ninth season as head coach, this is certainly a great start to his Hall of Fame campaign.