SPOKANE, Wash. --- If you haven't seen Barry Jacobs' interview with Maryland coach Gary Williams on ACCSports.com, be sure to get a look at it this morning. It's totally worth it.
There's a lot of stuff you've probably seen before, such as the "ask someone in the middle of the country who the five best programs of the last 50 years are" argument.
But there is one particularly special nugget at the bottom:
Was it true, we heard five or 10 years ago, that you went to anger management classes?
No! Never did. That’s not even close. Who would ever say that, besides Jim Calhoun?
He said that one time, when we were recruiting Donyell Marshall. It was in Reading, Pa., which is pretty close to Maryland. Jim Calhoun told people I was in anger management. Him, of all people, who has to leave not just this time, but many times during his career he’s had to come out for the second half of games, or miss games, where other coaches don’t do that. Anger management? Jim Calhoun? Who’s a bigger candidate, me or him?
Both Williams and Calhoun have won national titles.
Both have 600+ victories.
Both are big supporters of Coaches vs. Cancer.
And after that, I'm having trouble coming up with a whole lot they have in common.
The Rudy Gay episode is well-chronicled, and it's always been safe to say Calhoun hasn't been one of Williams' favorites for a while.
It would seem that hasn't changed. Not. One. Bit.