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Ranking the Best College Basketball Coaches Currently Without a Job
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Former UCLA coach Ben Howland is one of many notable names still in the unemployment line.

The college basketball job market has shrunk down to slim-pickings levels, with only three Division I positions open as of Friday.

None of the vacancies are considered prime cuts of occupational meat, though at least with Oregon State, there's the added value of being in a power conference. The Beavers lost all five starters from this season's 16-16 team, so a major rebuilding project would be in the works for whoever the school hires.

The OSU opening has revived the offseason coaching carousel just as it was winding down, with former UCLA coach Ben Howland among the names mentioned in connection with the gig in Corvallis.

Howland, who last coached in the 2012-13 season, is one of many former head coaches who haven't declared themselves as "retired" and therefore can be considered unemployed at this point.

Here's our ranking of the 12 best former coaches currently without a head gig.


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