23. Al McGuire Retires a Champion
Round: Championship Game
Game: Marquette vs. North Carolina
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Every coach wants to go out on top, but few actually do. Like Bob Knight, they often end up playing out the string of their legendary career in some obscure location, chasing every last dollar they can. Al McGuire was not that kind of guy; he walked away from the game after winning a National Title at the tender age of 48, leaving behind an incredible legacy and undoubtedly walking away from a ton of money. You have to respect a man who said he retired simply because he had accomplished exactly what he set out to do, and nothing else mattered.