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Victor A. (Vic) Bubas
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/14/2005
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Head Basketball Coach, 1960-69 (213-67)
Three Times ACC Coach of the Year
Three Times NCAA Final Four
ACC Champions 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
Produced Five First Team All-Americas

Vic Bubas, a native of Gary, Indiana, came to Duke in 1960 as head basketball coach and in one short decade became recognized as one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history. His ten-year record of 213 wins vs. 67 losses speaks for itself. Perhaps even more impressive was his Atlantic Coast Conference record of 128-38 and his ACC Tournament record of 22-6, which still stands unequalled. He took the Blue Devils to the ACC title four years and through the NCAA Eastern Regionals to the final four on three occasions, finishing second in the nation in 1964. Seven times, his teams were ranked in the top twenty and seven times, his squads won twenty or more games. During his tenure, he produced five first team All-Americas in Art Heyman, Jeff Mullins, Jack Marin, Bob Verga and Mike Lewis. He was named ACC Coach-of-the-Year on three occasions. When he stepped down in 1969, he owned the second highest win percentage among all active major college coaches, surpassed only by UCLA's John Wooden. Following his retirement from coaching, he remained at Duke as Vice President for Community Affairs and later became Commissioner of the newly-formed Sun Belt Conference.

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