After the University of Connecticut decided to fire men's basketball coach, Kevin Ollie, for "just cause" on Saturday, a replacement must be searched for immediately.
The Huskies haven't had to go through this process in awhile as former head coach Jim Calhoun, who saw 26 seasons and three national titles in his tenure, selected Ollie as his predecessor. This time around, though, UConn will go on a national search.
So who is in mind at the moment?
Hartford Courant's Dom Amore believes Univeristy of Rhode Island head coach, Dan Hurley, will be a name that pops up in the search. Hurley has Huskie ties as he played for George Blaney -- Calhoun's long-time assistant head coach -- at Seton Hall. Also, he currently works with Tom Moore, who is a former UConn assistant as well.
Hurley led URI to a 24-6 record this season, and his team will play for the Atlantic 10 championship for the second season in a row now.
There is also the possibility of a reunion with Calhoun, whose contract as an advisor will expire at the end of March. He is working with the Univeristy of Saint Joseph in West Harford as they try to put together a Division III program.
As for now, though, Calhoun's mind isn't on a grand reunion.
"Right now, I'm a candidate to pick up my wife at the airport," Calhoun joked.
Based on the AAC's tough road schedule throughout the season and Calhoun's age, it would be tough for him to grind out the grueling season.
Along with these two, former Indiana head coach, Tom Crean, is also an interesting name. He is 356-231 in his years with Indiana and Marquette, and the 51-year-old could see a revival in his career after being out of college basketball this season.
No matter who takes over, though, Calhoun knows this is a big decision to make because Huskies basketball is a tradition that needs to be treated with delicacy.
"With any kind of hires, any kind of moves, everything in life is chance," he said. "And UConn is not, by any stretch of the imagination a 'mid-major' job, not by our fans, not by the culture that we've built. It's a major college basketball job and it should be treated like that."