The Early Careers of College Basketball Coaches

Before they were famous coaches at big time programs, they coached at smaller schools, or held clipboards at the end of the bench as assistants. How well do you know the early resumes of college basketball's biggest names?

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Mike Krzyzewski worked as a graduate assistant under Bobby Knight. At what school?
Indiana University
University of Rhode Island
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UNC coach Roy Williams graduated from (and played junior varsity basketball for) what school?
Kansas University
University of North Carolina
Wake Forest University
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Bob Huggins made a name for himself at the University of Cincinnati, and he has held head coaching positions at several Ohio-based universities. Which program located in Ohio has Huggins NOT coached?
Walsh University
University of Akron
Kent State University
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Where did Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim play his college ball?
Syracuse University
St. John's University
Temple University
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Jay Wright honed his coaching chops under the tutelage of Rollie Massimino at Villanova University and UNLV. Which school offered him his first head coaching job?
Bucknell University
Hofstra University
Rutgers University
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Before following in his father's footsteps at Georgetown University, John Thompson III led which university to three Ivy League championships?
Brown University
Cornell University
Princeton University
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Before taking the reins of the University of Texas—Austin program, Rick Barnes headed up which ACC school's basketball team?
Clemson University
University of Maryland
University of Virginia
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University of Kansas head coach Bill Self held the top job at which Big Ten school before taking over at Kansas in the wake of Roy Williams's departure?
University of Michigan
Ohio State
University of Illinois
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Jim Calhoun has won two national championships at the University of Connecticut. Where did he coach before taking over the Huskies program?
Boston University
Northeastern University
College of Holy Cross
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Billy Donovan won two consecutive national championships at the University of Florida. He only held one other head coach position prior to taking over at Florida—which school gave him his first shot?
Marshall University
University of South Florida
University of Alabama-Birmingham
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John Calipari has been a head coach on three college campuses—University of Massachusetts, University of Memphis and University of Kentucky—but he also enjoyed a stint as head coach in the NBA. Which team did he coach?
Boston Celtics
New Jersey Nets
Vancouver Grizzlies
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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo roomed with which former NFL head coach at Northern Michigan University?
Mike Martz
Steve Mariucci
Butch Davis