- Over 40 asssistant coaches were asked to vote for the assistant they felt was most ready to be a head coach. Coaches were not allowed to vote for members of their own staff.
Assistant Most Ready To Be A Head Coach
John Pelphrey, Florida (repeat winner)
Runner-Ups (five-way tie), Most Ready To Be A Head Coach
Left to Right
Sean Sutton, Oklahoma State; Sean Miller, Xavier; Paul Biancardi, Ohio State
Neil Dougherty, Kansas; Johnny Dawkins, Duke
High Honorable Mention
Tom Herrion, Virginia; Dave Dickerson, Maryland, Frank Haith, Texas
Brian Gregory, Michigan State; Mike Anderson, Arkansas; Jay John, Arizona
Also Receiving Votes: Derek Thomas, UNLV; Tod Kowalczyk, Marquette; Ted Woodward, Maine; Jeff Battle, Wake Forest; James Holland, Georgia; Kevin Clark, St. John's; Tony Bennett, Wisconsin; Mike Sutton, Kentucky; Don Anderson, Mount St. Mary's; Dan Peters, Cincinnati; Robert Kirby, Mississippi State; Stan Jones, Mississippi State; Sean Kearney, Notre Dame; Jim Rosborough, Arizona; Todd Lee, UC-Irvine; Mike Garland, Michigan State; Rodeny Tention, Arizona; Dino Gaudio, Wake Forest.