How good of a player must a coach be in order to be successful?
With the controversy with the hiring of the women's coach at Wisconsin I want to get everyone's opinion on a subject matter. How important (or not important) do you think it is for a coach to have a strong playing background? It's pretty obvious the people at Wisconsin valued her playing background much more than her coaching background which I think is just plain crazy. Personally, I think you need to be atleast a solid player in order to get certain players to follow and respect you, but do not think its necessary that the coach be a world class player.