With Bruce Weber out the door at Illinois, the attention now turns to the coaching search ahead. A number of names have begun to surface as potential candidates for the Illini head coaching job, including Reggie Theus, Shaka Smart, Anthony Grant, Brad Stevens and Frank Martin. How realistic those candidates might be remains to be seen.
The Tribune's Shannon Ryan goes over those names and adds a few others to the list of potentials, including Cincinnati's Mick Cronin and Baylor's Scott Drew.
Scott Drew, Baylor: The son of former Valparaiso coach Homer Drew is well connected in the Midwest. He served as an assistant and had a one-year stint as head coach at Valpo before heading to Baylor, where he has rebuilt the Bears. Baylor advanced to the Elite Eight in 2010.
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