Since it’s now officially the offseason, the college basketball coaching carousel is in full swing. There have already been a few big names changing schools, and rumors of other moves are still drifting around the internet. I’m here to keep you up to date with some of the bigger moves that have been made so far.
Darrin Horn — Kentucky’s very own Darrin Horn is out at South Carolina after 4 years and a 60-63 record. The program is looking for a change after a few years of underachieving in a conference not known for basketball.
Frank Martin — Martin will be Horn’s replacement at South Carolina. He was previously at Kansas State for 5 years. During his time there, the (other) Wildcats accumulated an impressive 117-54 record. If nothing else, Martin will bring some entertainment to the SEC sidelines. Also worth noting: this is probably the first and last time the terms “Frank Martin” and “carousel” will ever be mentioned in the same conversation.
Bruce Weber — Illinois fired Weber after one of the worst late-season collapses in recent memory. After beating Ohio State and Michigan State earlier in the season, the Fighting Illini dropped 12 of their last 14 games and finished with a 17-15 record. Weber was recently hired to replace Martin at Kansas State.
Isaiah Thomas — Thomas is done at Florida International after three underwhelming seasons. No word yet on if his 26-65 record at FIU had anything to do with him getting fired. I’m kidding.
Rick Stansbury — Stansbury retired with a record of 283-165 after 14 seasons at Mississippi State. His exit paved the way for another new face in the SEC, Rick Ray. Ray was formerly an assistant at Clemson for two years.
Here’s to hoping we don’t see Coach Cal on this list for a very long time, and that we see Tom Crean on it tomorrow.