Basketball has finally returned thanks to the NBA bubble working to plan. In addition to the games being played, the activities within the bubble are almost as entertaining.

College basketball can not operate under the same circumstances that the NBA is, meaning a bubble is not a reachable goal. However, in a hypothetical situation, a college basketball bubble would be pretty fun to follow.

ESPN outlined the ten most popular bubble activities among NBA players and coaches, which led us to wonder, which college hoopers would be partaking in which activities? This burning question led to a more interesting one, which is what would the coaches be doing?

We took the 10 most popular activities, and decided which Power Six coach(es) would be participating in said activity.

DJ Parties

For DJ Parties, these coaches are the type of guys who want to kick back and have a good time while still maintaining a high energy level. These coaches enjoy loud noises, excitement, and high intensity situations.

ACC: Jim Boeheim

Big 12: Shaka Smart

Big East: Kevin Willard

Big Ten: Steve Pikiell

PAC 12: Bobby Hurley

SEC: Bruce Pearl


The strategic coaches will love playing cards. The sneaky coaches with tricks up their sleeve during game play will thrive playing cards.

ACC: Mike Young

Big 12: Bruce Weber

Big East: Steve Wojciechowski

Big Ten: Matt Painter

PAC 12: Sean Miller

SEC: Frank Martin

Video Games

Although not many coaches are into video games, this could be a good activity for someone who cannot enjoy the same success in real life.

ACC: Jim Christian

Big 12: Mike Boynton Jr.

Big East: Dave Leitao

Big Ten: Chris Collins

PAC 12: Mark Fox

SEC: Jerry Stackhouse

Ping Pong

The coaches who would love to play ping pong are the quick hitting coaches who like back and forth, quick paced games.

ACC: Kevin Keatts

Big 12: Bob Huggins

Big East: Mike Anderson

Big Ten: Mark Turgeon

PAC 12: Andy Enfield

SEC: Will Wade

Beach Volleyball

These coaches enjoy teamwork and working together. Being tall and a former basketball player doesn’t hurt for this criteria, either.

ACC: Leonard Hamilton

Big 12: Scott Drew

Big East: Greg McDermott

Big Ten: Pat Chambers

PAC 12: Tad Boyle

SEC: Tom Crean

Pool relaxation

These coaches enjoy kicking back and relaxing. They are very calm, and often do not get animated when coaching.

ACC: Mike Brey

Big 12: Chris Beard

Big East: Travis Steele

Big Ten: Fred Hoiberg

PAC 12: Mike Hopkins

SEC: Cuonzo Martin

Content Creation

These coaches like creating their own style of play and starting trends for those around them.

ACC: Coach K

Big 12: Bill Self

Big East: Jay Wright

Big Ten: Tom Izzo

PAC 12: Dana Altman

SEC: John Calipari


These coaches like putting the game in their hands, and like slow paced entertainment.

ACC: Tony Bennett

Big 12: Jamie Dixon

Big East: LaVall Jordan

Big Ten: Greg Gard

PAC 12: Mick Cronin

SEC: Mike White


Cornhole gets very competitive, so the coaches playing the common tailgate sport are those who live for competition.

ACC: Roy Williams

Big 12: Lon Kruger

Big East: Dan Hurley

Big Ten: Archie Miller

PAC 12: Wayne Tinkle

SEC: Buzz Williams


The most patient coaches will partake in fishing. These guys are the ones who can sit back and wait for the win to come to them, rather than jumping out and trying to win right away.

ACC: Chris Mack

Big 12: Steve Prohm

Big East: Ed Cooley

Big Ten: Brad Underwood

PAC 12: Larry Krystkowiak

SEC: Rick Barnes


Featured Image Credit: ESPN Front Row

By Samuel Bass

Writing sports, college basketball, ACC hoops