The singer Tony Bennett once famously and elegantly sang those classic lyrics that we all know and love: The Best Is Yet To Come.
The coach Tony Bennett hopes that’s the case for him as well.
UVA has finally broken through to the Final Four, the first time for the program since 1984 and Bennett’s first career appearance.
While this appearance doesn’t erase the embarrassment of last year’s historic loss to 16 seed UMBC, it does go a long way to cement Bennett’s name in the game. I recently had a reporter who covers the team in Charlottesville tell me that this Final Four appearance stretches even further there.
It makes sense when you think about it, the guy has done everything under the son in coaching except get to a Final Four. A quick list: He’s been Coach Of The Year and won multiple ACC titles in a conference largely considered the best in America. He’s gone head to head with Coach K at Duke and he’s stood toe to toe with Roy Williams at UNC.
Now, there is only one thing left for him to do now and that’s have his one shining moment cutting down the nets at the Final Four.
And back in the DMV, we’ll all be watching.
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