Head coach is sometimes the most underrated position in sports. There have already been a total of 35 changes among the ranks of NCAA college basketball coaches since the end of the 2011-2012 season. Some coaches were hired, some were fired, and some simply moved on to a bigger schools. Let's take a look.
With national signing day behind us, NCAA basketball bettors must now begin to assess the incoming as well monitor coaches changes to discover next year's Cinderalla team.

In the blood
As a Duke fan, I'm going to have to be a little bit biased here. Don't worry, Duke fans, Coach K isn't going anywhere. However, former Blue Devil and NCAA all-time assist leader Bobby Hurley and his brother Dan are Bruce Webertaking the reins at the University of Rhode Island as assistant coach and head coach respectively; they come by coaching honestly - their father, Bob Hurley Sr., is widely regarded as one of the greatest high school coaches ever and was elected into the basketball hall of fame.

Hurley, Sr. could have even made the move himself, but he's more interested in working with younger kids.
Instead it's Dan Hurley who makes the move from Wagner College, where he took a 7-24 team and turned it into a 25-6 club in just 2 seasons. This college won't be contending for a national championship in 2012-2013, but I promise you it will be a powerhouse in the near future.
Bruce Weber
The University of Illinois made a tough decision, cutting ties with head coach Bruce Weber after a rough 17-15 campaign last season and a 9th place finish in the Big Ten. Weber had a nice run with the Fighting Illini, leading them to two Big Ten Championships and an appearance in the NCAA Championship game in 2005. Quality coaches like Weber don't remain idle long; the Kansas State Wildcats hired Weber after head coach Frank Martin decided to make the move to the University of South Carolina. The Wildcats have made the NCAA Tournament in 4 out of the last 5 seasons. (FYI: it's rumored that Martin left KSU due to internal reasons.)
Trent Johnson
Former LSU head coach Trent Johnson has left Baton Rogue for greener pastures at TCU, where he'll lead the Horned Frogs in their inaugural season in the Big 12 conference. After a successful 27-8 run in 2008-2009, Johnson's stock at LSU had fallen. He managed to resuscitate the program last season and lead them into the NIT, where they were eliminated in the 1st round. He turned an 11-20 team into an 18-14 team and hopes to do better with TCU; this is a program that finished the season at 18-15 and can use some work. They'll certainly be tested as they enter the Big 12
Tim Miles
Having finished last season with a record of 12-18, the University of Nebraska needed some immediate help, getting it in the form of former Colorado State University head coach Tim Miles. In his last season at CSU, Miles compiled a 20-12 record and garnered an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Colorado State upset top 20 teams such as San Diego State, New Mexico and UNLV. They hadn't beaten a ranked opponent since 2004! Nebraska appears to have a winner in Miles.
John Groce
After firing Bruce Weber, Illinois hired 40 year old John Groce. Groce had major success at Ohio University with an 85-56 record and 2 trips to the NCAA tournament in 4 years. Last season, he led OU to the Sweet 16. With the addition of Groce, the Fighting Illini's 2012-2013 season seems promising indeed.
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