Georgia Tech coaching legend, Bobby Cremins, is one of 13 players and coaches that have been named as New York Life ACC Basketball Legends for 2015.
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If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and were asked to name the coaches that were synonymous with ACC basketball off the top of your head, Bobby Cremins has to be one of the first names that comes out of your mouth.
Cremins coached 954 career games and finished with a record of 579-375 over 31 years.
He coached six seasons at Appalachian State building a record of 100-70 before coming to Atlanta to coach the Jackets.
While with Georgia Tech from 1981 until his retirement in 2000, Cremins built a record of 354-237 in 591 career games with the Jackets. He guided the Jackets to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances which included five Sweet 16 appearances, two Elite Eight appearances and a 1990 Final Four appearance.
The NBA has seen 21 Bobby Cremins coached players grace their floor including such names as Mark Price, Kenny Anderson, Dennis Scott, Travis Best, Stephon Marbury and John Salley.
Out of those 21 players, 11 were selected in the first round of the NBA draft.
In 2004, Cremins was awarded the “Outstanding Contributor to Georgia Basketball Award” which is given out by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The floor in McCamish Pavilion was also named “Cremins Court” in honor of him.
Cremins decided to come out of retirement in 2006 to become the head coach at College of Charleston.
While coaching there, Cremins amassed a record of 125-68 and won a Southern Conference Championship in 2011.
Nowadays you can catch Bobby Cremins giving his analysis during ACC basketball games as a broadcaster for Raycom Sport, as well hosting a radio show on Sirius XM.
The 2015 New York Life ACC Legends will be announced during the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC. The ACC Tournament takes place from March 10-14.
The legends will be featured at a luncheon on Friday March 13th that will be held at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel in the Guilford Ballroom, and then later introduced that evening during the halftime of the first semifinal game.
This is the list of players and coaches that have been named to 2015 Class of ACC Men’s Basketball Legends:
Malcolm Huckaby, Guard, Boston College
Horace Grant, Forward, Clemson
Shane Battier, Forward, Duke
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Doug Edwards, Forward, Florida State
Bobby Cremins, Head Coach, Georgia Tech
Junior Bridgeman, Guard/Forward, Louisville
Darius Rice, Forward, Miami
Franklin “Rusty” Clark, Center, North Carolina
Vinny Del Negro, Guard, NC State
Troy Murphy, Forward, Notre Dame
Billy Knight, Guard/Forward, Pitt
Derrick Coleman, Forward, Syracuse
Donald Hand, Guard, Virginia
Charlie Moir, Head Coach, Virginia Tech
Dave Budd, Forward, Wake Forest
Congratulations to Bobby Cremins and the rest of the 2015 ACC Legends Class on a much deserved honor.