Bobby Hurley (Buffalo)
Pros: A standout point guard at Duke in the early 1990s who led his team to two national championships, Hurley went on to play in the NBA for several seasons. He’s just 43 years old and is 42-20 in two years as the head coach of Buffalo. He led his team to the NCAA Tournament this season and makes around $550,000 – he’s definitely affordable. Hurley was rumored to be in the running for the DePaul job earlier this week. He has a bright future ahead of him and an outstanding basketball pedigree.
Cons: He’s a little short on experience – he’s been a head coach for just two years and was an assistant for just three years prior to taking the Buffalo job. He may be more of a risk than Hart, who wants stability more than anything, is willing to take.