Ranking the 10 Most Disastrous Coaching Tenures in College Basketball History

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Ranking the 10 Most Disastrous Coaching Tenures in College Basketball History
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The hiring of a new college basketball coach is usually intended to reignite hope in that university's fanbase. The idea of a fresh voice in the locker room revitalizing sagging player and supporter morale is the best-case scenario.

But what's the worst case? A bad win-loss record, for sure, but a truly bad hire can alienate the fans and boosters, bring down NCAA scrutiny, land the program on probation and even lead to legal issues for players and coaches alike.

If your favorite school hired one of these 10 coaches, it's a safe bet that you don't speak of them fondly—that is, if you're not actively leading a campaign to forget them altogether.

If your program of choice is not represented here, breathe a sigh of relief. After all, the worst case may look a lot like some of these guys.

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