Coach of the Year Bruce Weber
One can only imagine what's going through the mind of Coach Bruce Weber at this time of the year. The unanimous #1 team in the country, ranked at the top for the 15th straight week
. He's also greiving at the loss of his mother last week. Pat Forde pays tribute to Weber in an article for ESPN.com
, writing he's not a replacement coach anymore. He's the head of the Illinois basketball family. To which Illini Wonk says: Amen.
Now, news came that Weber received the Henry Iba Award
, which is given out annually by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the national college basketball coach of the year.