Now that the dust has settled, and one in five ACC programs has a new men's basketball coach, the roster is a bit younger and more diverse in a number of respects.
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Jim Christian at Boston College and Brent "Buzz" Williams at Virginia Tech are a few years younger than the men they replaced. Danny Manning is 13 years younger than his predecessor.
Christian was born within the ACC's expanded footprint, replacing a Pennsylvanian with a New Yorker. There are four New Yorkers now coaching in the ACC, more than any other state. Illinois and North Carolina are next with two each.
Eight of 15 men's coaches were born within the conference's current reach.
Virginia Tech's Williams, the ACC's second Williams (after Roy at UNC), hails from Greenville, but not the one in North Carolina or South Carolina. He's from Texas, a bit beyond the reach of the contemporary ACC. At 41, he replaces Tony Bennett as the league's youngest coach.
North Carolina's Williams and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, the league's oldest coach, are the only men working at their alma maters.
Manning, who grew up in Greensboro, N.C., was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His father, Ed, attended Jackson State in the state capital, Jackson, and played from 1968 through 1975 in the NBA.
Danny Manning is the only coach in the league who played on a national championship squad, at Kansas in 1988. He's also one of two African-Americans on the ACC sidelines along with FSU's Leonard Hamilton. A little more than a half-decade ago, the majority of ACC coaches were black.
More ACC coaches were born in the fall than any other season (5) and more in November than any other month (3). April and July are the only months in which a current ACC coach was not born.
|WHEN SIDELINED IS NOT SIDETRACKED
ACC Coaching Roster For 2014-15 Men's Season
|Jim Christian, BC||February 6, 1965||49||New York|
|Brad Brownell, C||November 15, 1968||45||Indiana|
|Mike Krzyzewski, D||February 13, 1947||67||Illinois|
|Leonard Hamilton, FS||August 4, 1948||65||North Carolina|
|Brian Gregory, GT||December 15, 1966||47||Illinois|
|Rick Pitino, UL*||September 18, 1952||61||New York|
|Jim Larranaga, Mi||October 2, 1949||64||New York|
|Roy Williams, NC||August 1, 1950||63||North Carolina|
|Mark Gottfried, NS||January 20, 1964||50||Ohio|
|Mike Brey, ND||March 22, 1959||55||Maryland|
|Jamie Dixon, Pitt||November 10, 1965||48||California|
|Jim Boeheim, SU||November 17, 1944||69||New York|
|Tony Bennett, V||June 1, 1969||44||Wisconsin|
|Brent "Buzz" Williams, VT||September 1, 1972||41||Texas|
|Danny Manning, WF||May 17, 1966||47||Mississippi|
|* School arrives for 2014-15 season.
NOTE: Age as of April 2014.