The Big Ten has been the best conference in college basketball for the past few seasons, thanks in large part to the well-renowned head coaches that run each of these programs. Two of the 12 on this list have won an NCAA Championship, while an additional two have reached the Final Four at some point in their careers.
At the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, Illinois' Bruce Weber and Nebraska's Doc Sadler were both fired from their respective schools after disappointing seasons. John Groce has taken over the helm in Champaign, while Tim Miles is the new leader in Lincoln.
When compiling this list, I took into account both how this coach has performed at their current Big Ten school, as well as their previous coaching experiences before joining the Big Ten. If you would like to see where the two new hires, along with the other 10 returning coaches, stand within the deep Big Ten basketball coaches' ranking, then continue reading.