Chart: Most successful NCAA Tournament coaches

broberts@herald-leader.comMarch 27, 2014 

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Kentucky's John Calipari and Louisville's Rick Pitino are two of the most successful NCAA Tournament coaches of all time, and they'll meet again Friday in Indianapolis. If Calipari wins, he'll leave the floor with a higher NCAA Tournament winning percentage than Pitino.

Here's a look at the 25 most successful NCAA Tournament coaches of all time, and a few more notables (minimum 20 games coached):

LEADERS

John Wooden 47-10 .825

Larry Brown-x 19-6 .760

Mike Krzyzewski 82-26 .759

Rick Pitino 50-16 .758

John Calipari-x 40-13 .755

Billy Donovan 33-11 .750

Roy Williams 63-22 .741

Tom Izzo 41-15 .732

Jim Calhoun-x 51-20 .718

Dean Smith 65-27 .707

Bill Self 36-15 .706

Joe B. Hall 20-9 .690

Al McGuire 20-9 .690

Hank Iba 15-7 .682

Jerry Tarkanian-x 38-18 .679

Steve Fisher-x 25-12 .676

Rollie Massimino 20-10 .667

Thad Matta 23-12 .657

Ben Howland 19-10 .655

Tubby Smith 30-16 .652

Jim Valvano-x 15-8 .652

John Beilein 15-8 .652

Denny Crum 42-23 .646

Gary Williams 29-16 .644

Bob Knight 45-25 .643

OTHERS

John Thompson 34-19 .642

Jim Boeheim 53-30 .639

Nolan Richardson 26-15 .634

Adolph Rupp 30-18 .625

Lute Olson-x 46-28 .622

Rick Majerus 19-12 .613

Eddie Sutton-x 39-26 .600

John Chaney 23-17 .575

Bob Huggins 27-20 .574

Dale Brown 15-14 .517

Mark Few 16-15 .516

Rick Barnes 21-21 .500

Digger Phelps 17-17 .500x-Records with vacated NCAA Tournament games removed: Brown (14-5), Calhoun (49-19), Calipari (31-11), Fisher (19-10), Olson (46-27), Sutton (37-25), Tarkanian (32-14), Valvano (14-5).

Notes

■ Records do not include Thursday night's games for Donovan and Fisher.

■ Arizona's Sean Miller coached his 20th NCAA Tournament game Thursday. He was 13-6 going into that contest.

Ben Roberts: (859) 231-3216. Twitter: @NextCats. Blog: ukrecruiting.bloginky.com.

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