February 11, 2008

Ugliest Suits Worn by Coaches

The following is a pictorial catalog of the lengths to which coaches will go to ingratiate themselves with their boosters. This countdown goes from least offensive to most offensive, and I do not even pretend that this is a comprehensive listing. If you thought Maryland's gold uniforms were bad, wait til you get to the bottom of this list.

5. Roy Williams - UNC. Being a classy guy and with a good color to work with, Roy pulls off the matching blazer and tie without too much effort.

"I know I look good!"

4. Sidney Lowe - NC State. The bright red is a little much, looks like something you could get at a thrift store.

"I'm applauding myself, because no one else will."

3. Rick Pitino - Louisville. Pitino's white suit Saturday night for the whiteout game against G'Town washed him out so badly that his team couldn't concentrate. The change to a traditional black suit at halftime energized his team for a second half comeback. Little Ricky should stick to the pinstripes.

Pitino (right) couldn't even get support from his team, leaving him quite mad.

2. Bruce Pearl - Tennessee. In an ordinary year, the man who painted his body orange for a women's basketball game would be #1. The orange blazer and tie combo is blindingly garish and totally awful. Conveniently, he blends into the Vols' bright orange court from other angles, lessening the effect. You have to think he would glow in the dark and serve as an emergency exit light if the power went out during a game.

"Hey! Look at me!"

1. Bob Huggins - West Virginia. Putting the others on this list to shame, the coach known for anger is putting his style foot forward. You have to acknowledge his commitment, going with a full suit instead of just the blazer. While the color isn't as bright, the gold shoes put him over the top for #1. Even the assistant has to hang his head in shame for this fashion faux-pas.

"Don't I look great in my pimp suit?"

Feel free to suggest your own candidates.

4 Responses:

Brien said...

I never thought I'd live to see the day when Russell was doling out fashion advice.

Those are some pretty awful suits, though.

Russell said...

Fortunately, I'm not on national tv, or else you might see me on one of these lists.

J-Red said...

I'm still mad I couldn't find Paul Hewitt in his gold suit.

KGoon1590 said...

I doubt Hewitt could topple Huggins or Lowe. And Lowe wears that jacket ALL THE TIME!!!

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