Brady's Tigers are 21-7 and 13-2 in the SEC heading into Saturday's regular season finale at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against Ole Miss. Game time is 3 p.m. and senior day and pre-game activities will begin on the court at approximately 2:45 p.m.
Previously known as the Collegeinside.com national coach of the year, the award was renamed in 2003 to honor Mount St. Mary's legendary coach, Jim Phelan, who coached more games than anyone in the history of college basketball.
Joining Brady as finalists for this year award are: Jim Calhoun, Connecticut; Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh; Mark Few, Gonzaga; John Giannini, LaSalle; Mark Gottfried, Alabama; Karl Hobbs, George Washington; Ben Howland, UCLA; Mike Krzyzewski, Duke; Thad Matta, Ohio State; Bruce Pearl, Tennessee; John Thompson III, Georgetown; Bruce Weber, Illinois; Roy Williams, North Carolina; and, Jay Wright, Villanova.
A 20-member panel, chaired by Phelan, selects the winner. ESPN's Jay Bilas and former University of Kentucky All-American Kyle Macy headline the panel. All final ballots will be cast by March 12 and the winner will be announced at the NCAA Final Four.