POLL QUESTION – JUNE 28

It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for the Its Sports Magazine/Knights Sports Productions weekly poll question.  I can feel you enthusiasm through the internet.

This week’s choice will be Part 3 of our four-part question.  This week’s stumper is a tough one and is the following:

WHO IS THE GREATEST PRO COACH LIVING OR DECEASED OF ALL TIME?

Who is your choice?   Below is what our staff had to say about that.  Enjoy.

JEFFREY NEIL FOX – PUBLISHER OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Vince Lombardi.

RICK SASSONE – KSP NFC HOST
Scotty Bowman.  No Contest.

BARRY JENKINS – GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Vince Lombardi.

JOHN LENTZ – NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ANLYST
Vince Lombardi.

GABRIEL DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
Red Auerbach
MIKE GORMAN – GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Paul Brown.  His impact upon the game changed everything.  He was the innovator, he was the experimenter, and he was a winner.  Ten years of championship contending with the Browns.
His coaching tree is remarkably strong.
LARRY DIBIASE – NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST

I would vote for Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics. He won 9 NBA titles as a coach. Those were the days of having to draft and trade..no free agency, no money to the highest bidder, etc. Granted, there are other, probably, deserving coaches…BUT..pass me a match so I can light my Cigar.
LEO HAGGERTY – EDITOR OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Cornelius McGillicuddy.  So, how many of you went who is this guy.  Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  That’s the real name of former Major League Baseball manager Connie Mack.
So, why was he my choice.  He holds four MLB records that I can say with almost complete certainty will never be broken.  One is that he managed for 51 years with the first two years for the Pittsburgh Pirates and then 49 consecutive seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics.  Yes, you read that right.  The other three are for wins (3,731) and losses (3,948) as well as games managed (7,755).
Now, before you throw me under the bus for picking someone who lost more games than he won, let me remind you he has five World Series titles to his credit.  Plus, he the only manager in MLB history to win consecutive titles on separate occasions in 1910-11 and repeated that feat in twenty years later in 1929-30.  Enough said.