This time around, Haith and Hamilton is feeling the heat

Ryne E. HancockCorrespondent INovember 7, 2007

Normally when you think of ACC Basketball, stability comes to mind as far as basketball coaches are concerned.

But like other conferences around the country, changes are going to be in store at a couple of ACC schools should they underachieve on the hardwood this season.

Take Florida State's Leonard Hamilton for example. While he's fashioned quite a modest run in Tallahassee, the Seminoles have still missed the Big Dance for a decade.Despite the fact that in his seven years in Tallahassee, he's gone 87-71 and made strides in turning the program around from what it was under Steve Robinson, Hamilton's tireless recruiting has not made that big step towards NCAA Tournament appearances and conference championships. One more trip to the NIT, and it's bye-bye for Hamilton.

At Miami, where the girls are hot and the Hurricanes' basketball program waddle into the lower nethers of the ACC standings, Frank Haith enters his third season on the hot seat as the Hurricanes' head coach. In three seasons at Miami, he's fashioned an 18-30 conference record and an overall record of 46-49 with two trips to the NIT in his first two seasons. A winning season could save his job, but with the predictions of the Hurricanes being the same as it has been for a few years, expect changes to come in Miami at the end of the season.