Coaches build their reputation on expectations. Reaching and surpassing expectations keeps a coach in the good graces of his supporters and his boss. The hot seat awaits coaches that fail to reach expectations.
No one knows this more than Ben Howland.
The UCLA Bruins head coach has had success in some years, and fallen short in others. This year could be his last, should his team not improve.
Some of these coaches are on the hot seat, but most have lofty goals heading into 2012-13.
With goals comes work. These five coaches have the most work to do for their team to meet those goals, and while they are certainly attainable, it will take a great coach to make it happen.
Here are five coaches that have work to do in 2012-13.