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Latest In Candid Coaches Series: Most Powerful

It’s nice when it’s your guy..probably less so when it’s someone else’s

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We’ve been following the Candid Coaches series CBS has been posting and today’s hits home pretty quickly: who is the most powerful person in college basketball?

Not surprisingly it’s Coach K with 43.7% - and people point to the USA Basketball stint as one major reason why.

Here’s one answer as to why: "He's coached the best in the world with USA Basketball, won all those gold medals and titles. He's got Nike influence. And did you see Kevin Durant at Peach Jam? Who's the coach KD went out of his way to stop and talk with? Coach K. Kids notice that."

Also getting support: former Blue Devil Jay Bilas at #5 with 5.5%. That’s pretty extraordinary for an announcer.

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