Which Legendary College Basketball Coach Are You?

By: Jody Mabry
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Legendary College Basketball Coach Are You?
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About This Quiz

Legendary basketball coaches are not only coaches but mentors and motivators. They transcend change and build philosophy. Which legendary basketball coach are you? Take this quiz to find out!
Which of these college basketball teams would you root for?
Indiana.
Kentucky.
UCLA.
Tennessee.

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What quality should a basketball coach have above all else?
Motivation.
Patience.
Strength.
A good pep talk.

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Which players are most coachable?
The best players.
Any player who loves the game.
Players with potential.
Talent. It's all about talent.

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What kind of stadium would you like to play in?
Mid-sized venue.
The big stage.
It doesn't matter.
Large stadium.

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What kind of schedule do you prefer?
I like a bunch of easy teams and a couple big names.
I want to play the best all the time.
I want to play a good mix of teams.
Well, I never want a game that we'll just completely dominate.

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How do you handle loss?
Anger. I scream and yell at those closest to me.
I'm calm and try to learn from the mistakes.
I just move forward.
I get irritated but get over it quickly.

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Which coaching style do you think gets the best results?
Do as I say motivation.
Patience and strategy.
Fundamentals.
Willingness to listen to my player's needs.

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Would you ever yell at a player?
All the time.
Never.
I doubt it.
Yes, but I'd quickly apologize.

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What is the best shot in the game?
I like the drive and dunk.
Give me a three any day.
I get giddy with a stylish lay-up.
I'm still a sucker for the hook shot.

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Which player do you wish you coached?
Michael Jordan.
Steph Curry.
Magic Johnson.
Shaq!

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Which pro team would you like to see your players drafted by?
Chicago Bulls.
Golden State Warriors.
Miami Heat.
L.A. Lakers.

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Your best player has just received a technical and is out of the game. What do you do?
I'd probably get the next technical.
Gather my players to make sure their head is still in it.
Talk to the ref, but step away before I'm kicked out.
Nothing. My players know what they're doing.

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Where is your home in the off-season?
The Midwest.
The East Coast.
The South.
The West Coast.

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Do you hang out with players after the season is over?
All the time.
Only at camps.
I think that's inappropriate.
Maybe at a celebration dinner.

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What music do you play to pump up your team before a big match?
Death Metal.
Hip-hop.
Rap.
No music. It's too distracting.

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Who do you blame for the last minute loss in a close game?
It's my player's fault.
Probably myself. There are things I could have done better.
The other team. They outplayed us.
Nobody. Losses are a part of the game.

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How do you reward players after a big win?
They have a half-practice the next day.
I give the players a day off to celebrate.
I take them out to dinner.
I personally congratulate each player for their commitment.

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Which sport do you watch in the off-season?
I don't watch other sports.
Basketball.
Tennis.
Football.

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How would you recruit new players?
I'd find local talent first.
I'd look for the best of the best. My eyes are always on McDonald's All-Americans.
I like experienced Ju-co players.
I grab those three-pointers.

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How long have you been at your job?
As long as I can remember.
I only like to stay at companies for a few years before moving on.
For a while, but it's not my first job.
I've been here a while. I started at the bottom and made my way up.

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Is a rivalry game really a bigger deal?
Nope. It's just a game.
Yes, defeating a rival is huge for morale.
I think it is important, but at the end of the day, just a game.
If you win it's cool, if you lose you never hear the end of it.

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How do you win?
A lot of offense.
A mix of offense and defense.
Mostly defense.
Passion.

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How many March Madness pools are you in?
I don't have time for that.
Just one.
Two to three.
More than three.

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Your best player broke school rules. What do you do?
Try to cover it up.
Report to the school and let the school figure it out.
I suspend the player a few games.
I have a long chat with the player and try to reduce their consequence with the school.

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Who gets credit for a big win?
Yeah, that's me.
The players.
The fans.
Anyone who participated.

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Who do you think is a good role model?
George Washington.
Winston Churchill.
Barack Obama.
Michael Jordan.

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What do you do when you are not coaching?
Planning strategy.
Fishing.
Hanging out with friends.
Recruiting players.

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Your best player breaks team rules. What do you do?
Nothing. He's the best. I wouldn't bench him.
I'd keep the player out for the first half.
I'd suspend the player a game.
Depends on the circumstance.

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What is the greatest thrill of coaching?
Winning.
Watching my players achieve greatness.
Building a team spirit.
Teaching players how to impart what they learn on the court into the real world.

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What is the best part of basketball?
The money.
Basketball is both a team and individual effort.
It has some great camera shots.
It's just awesome. Isn't that enough?

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