Recently Hired College Basketball Coaches Facing the Highest Expectations

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Recently Hired College Basketball Coaches Facing the Highest Expectations
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When a new coach takes over, he can be savior of a downtrodden college basketball program or merely a caretaker of his predecessor's positive momentum. Regardless, fans expect success eventually.

Of the 48 new coaches hired this offseason, some enter situations that demand immediate gratification. Whether a big-name former player or an unknown assistant, the coaches need to produce winners.

In some cases, the coach's resume itself works against him. A proven track record of success can cloud fans' vision of exactly where the team stands, leading to overly grandiose hopes.

These nine coaches are taking over programs that harbor dreams of success, and the fan bases want to see those dreams realized sooner rather than later.

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