by Pat Dooley
Is it the players or the coaches?
You tell me.
Players or coaches?
The easy answer is both, of course. Who is responsible for success and failure? Can a good coach get fired because of bad players? Can good players be let down by a bad coach?
I asked Roland Thornqvist, the Florida women’s tennis coach, and he said it takes both.
“What percentage of each, I’ll let the experts decide,” he said.
So who was the worst coach to win because he had great players? And who was the best coach who won despite not having great players?