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Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:48 PM
 

While football coaches wear school apparel and baseball coaches wear a uniform?


Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:50 PM
 

Would look funny in just underwear.

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Even funnier in a basketball uniform

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:52 PM
 

can you imagine Coach K? Or Roy Williams in his signature squat?

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Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:51 PM
 

One of the best ever wore a red sweater instead of a suit.


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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:54 PM
 

You must be a New Yorker

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Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:13 AM
 

More likely a Hoosier.

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That would be great if they wore a basketball uniforms too.****

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:53 PM
 



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Just the tradition of the respective sport.***


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NFL coaches used to wear suits too.


Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:56 PM
 

Do any still?

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Re: NFL coaches used to wear suits too.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:58 PM
 

Al Golden wore them at Miami if I recall correctly. Hot place for a dark business suit.

And Yes I am aware he was not coach of a professional team - maybe a team with well compensated players, but not pro. :)

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Re: NFL coaches used to wear suits too.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 10:00 PM
 

I believe many other cfb coaches wore them back in the day as well. Golden may have been the last tho. I don't know of any today.


Golden always wore a white shirt with a tie


Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:39 PM
 

But never a full on suit

Must have been awfully uncomfortable

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I think Golden got that idea from Frank Howard!!***


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Howard Schnellenberger wore a suit in Death Valley


Posted: Feb 2, 2018 12:59 PM
 

the last time he coached there.

Maybe 10 years ago?


Re: NFL coaches used to wear suits too.


Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:38 PM
 

I think I recall an NFL coach actually taking a fine for paying tribute to a coach by wearing a suit. They have licensing deals that require different attire. Pretty silly


Re: Just the tradition of the respective sport.***


Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:56 PM
 

I know it is the tradition. I am asking why.


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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 10:15 PM
 

I don't think there is a better answer than just the natural evolution of things. Tom Landry in his suit and hat looked great (I hate the Cowboys). Bobby Cox in his #6 Uni at age 70? looked a bit re-donk (I love the Braves). A suit looks professional. If you're not going into the game then give up the uni. Then there's the hoodie...


Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 10:07 PM
 

1. Proximity to the fans.

2. Most coaches develop cellulite on the back of their thighs about the same time they get promoted.

3. Shingles are not compatible with seersucker suits or polyester leisure suits.

4. Everyone wants to look like Rick Barnes when he was here in the early 90's.


Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 11:04 PM
 

That's always bothered me , too . I just hate suits under all circumstances . Don't want to even be put in the ground in a suit .

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Better question. Why do baseball coaches wear uniforms?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 11:07 PM
 

They don’t play

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 5:40 PM
 

To look funny.


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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:59 PM
 

Coaches sometimes were players back in the old days.


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Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 2:44 AM
 

I guess the same reason hockey coaches wear them also.


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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 4:22 AM
 

It’s the mafia go to uniform whether they are helping others or making money off of them. Maybe to cover up the idea they could fix games to make money through gambling.

Or

To impress at their next job interview Incase they review the tape. To look like they are professional at what they do!

To look their best in front of their next potential wife or affair.

To make others believe they are intelligent ?? lol.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:57 AM
 

Because it zoots them?


This is a great question for Tom Bourret

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 5:23 AM
 

Maybe the TNet reporters can ask or a tweet to him would work.


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I think they should all wear uniforms

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:32 AM
 

swimming and diving coach wears speedos
Wrestling coach wears a singlet

Problem solved. Next.

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I would rather see Dabo in a football uniform than in


Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:48 AM
 

a grey sweatshirt with pleated khakis.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 10:56 AM
 

But I agree on the sweatshirts, polos look much better!!

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Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 10:58 AM
 

Could be due to the nature of it being a 100% indoor sport, which would explain basketball and hockey coaches doing so.

Baseball and football are predominantly outdoors in either scorching hot or freezing cold conditions, so a suit wouldn't be as smart of attire.

That said, some b-ball coaches like Huggins at WVU do not don the suits, but the majority do because that's what the high profile coaches of the past did and it's a tradition that hasn't been challenged yet.

I did read once that NFL coaches are required to wear apparel that is able to be purchased in the team store, to apparently drive up sales. I'm not sure of the validity of this but it would make sense that most wear the most expensive polos/jackets in those stores lol out loud.

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I think they were wearing suits back when it was played


Posted: Feb 2, 2018 10:57 AM
 

outdoors.

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Re: I think they were wearing suits back when it was played


Posted: Feb 2, 2018 12:24 PM
 

Yeah, back then they did, then a smarter guy decided it was dumb to wear that in an outdoor sport and bucked the tradition.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 11:01 AM
 

Maybe because indoor and never need to worry about them getting ruined in bad weather.


It's one of those universally unknown questions, like

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 5:37 PM
 

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

What are occasional tables when they aren't being tables?

Every other day..than what?


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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 12:21 PM
 

Or the Master, Yogi Berra.

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Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:37 PM
 

Because when you're paid millions to coach 12 guys And recruit three per year for a game the lasts 40 minutes, you don't really break a sweat


Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?


Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:37 PM
 

Because when you're paid millions to coach 12 guys And recruit three per year for a game the lasts 40 minutes, you don't really break a sweat


Re: Why do basketball coaches wear suits?


Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:37 PM
 

Because when you're paid millions to coach 12 guys And recruit three per year for a game the lasts 40 minutes, you don't really break a sweat


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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:38 PM
 

I think Buzz would disagree.


Buzz ain't scared to sweat and show it

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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 10:23 AM
 

Buzz has been known to change shirts/tops at half time, he gets so sweaty


It’s an inside sport.


Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:44 PM
 

Makes sense to wear a suit. It’s a professional look.

They would look silly wearing a uniform like baseball coaches, and I don’t think the polo, khakis, and sneakers look of football coaches would look too good either.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 9:48 PM
 

in football


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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 12:18 AM
 

Just the thought of some coaches sitting there in a basketball tank top would be funny. Like dopey Ole Roy with his glasses sitting there with shorty shorts, knee high socks and his Chuck Taylors. I'd pay good money to see coaches in uniform.


Tom Izzo wore a hoodie earlier in the season


Posted: Feb 2, 2018 10:22 AM
 

same kind his players wear - it was not a good look




Always wondered that myself. Even at the high school


Posted: Feb 2, 2018 10:32 AM
 

Level coaches usually wear suits. I'm glad they don't dress in uniforms like baseball but I don't see the need for a coat and tie. In tournaments early in the season the coaches are often seen dressing more casual.

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