There are always new coaches in the NCAA basketball world every year. Some teams get new coaches from well outside their systems while others from small schools will flock to bigger programs for exposure and money. Here are some of the odds of a few NCAA teams that have new coaches in time for the 2015-16 season.
NCAA Iowa State – 20-1
Fred Hoiberg left his position at Iowa State to jump to the NBA to coach the Chicago Bulls, a team he once played for. Former Murray State coach Steve Prohm, who almost led the Racers to an unbeaten regular season record once, will be coaching the Cyclones.
Texas – 50-1
While Rick Barnes had more than 600 wins with the Texas Longhorns, his struggles in the postseason cost him his job. It will be up to former VCU coach Shaka Smart to turn the Longhorns around now. Smart’s experience with the Rams helped get the Horns to move up to 50-1 odds.
NCAA Florida – 66-1
Billy Donovan won two national titles with the Florida Gators but is leaving to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder. Michael White, who won three conference titles with Louisiana State, will be the Gators’ new coach.
VCU – 200-1
Shaka Smart led the Virginia Commonwealth Rams into a new era of success as he got the team to the Final Four once and helped them move into the Atlantic 10. However, Smart left the team for Texas in the offseason. The Ram’s odds are not all that great as former Chattanooga coach Will Wade will be taking Smart’s place.
St. John’s – 300-1
Steve Lavin struggled to get St. John’s to go too far in the new-look Big East. Red Storm legend Chris Mullin will be the team’s new coach even though he has more front office experience in the NBA that he does have coaching experience.
Arizona State – 500-1
Herb Sendek could only get Arizona State to two NCAA tournament appearances in nine years. Former Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley is being entrusted with trying to get the Sun Devils back into the tournament.