College basketball coaches get fired. Call it an occupational hazard.
When the coaching carousel begins to spin in the early spring, athletic directors look high and low for candidates who can elevate their hoops programs to new levels of success.
Sometimes, the AD's short list has big-name coaches who are widely recognized. Other times, they pull up some of the lesser-known coaches who are battling to build their programs at the mid-major level.
Every year, there are quality coaches who are available to come in and be the next Bo Ryan, who moved from UW-Milwaukee to Wisconsin.
Here are 10 lesser-known coaches that very well could be on the radar of major college programs very soon: