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Chris Mack one of 15 late season candidates for Naismith Coach of the Year award

Just one coach from the state of Kentucky made the cut.

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The Atlanta Tipoff Club revealed Wednesday its list of the late season candidates for the 2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year. Louisville’s Chris Mack was one of the 15 coaches who made the cut.

Here’s the full list:

Rick Barnes, Tennessee

Chris Beard, Texas Tech

John Beilein, Michigan

Tony Bennett, Virginia

Mark Few, Gonzaga

Tom Izzo, Michigan State

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

Chris Mack, Louisville

Erik Musselman, Nevada

Nate Oats, Buffalo

Matt Painter, Purdue

Kelvin Sampson, Houston

Roy Williams, North Carolina

Steve Wojciechowski, Marquette

Mike Young, Wofford

Let the record once again show that I have a vote for both the Naismith player and coach of the year awards. I can’t publicly say that my vote can be bought, but I can say publicly that I haven’t denied rumors that my vote can be bought.