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The early candidates

Five possible replacements for Al Skinner

March 31, 2010

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Tommy Amaker
■ In three seasons, turned Harvard into Ivy League contender.
■ A branch on the Mike Krzyzewski tree; played for him at Duke.
■ Failed at Michigan, successful but controversial at Seton Hall.

Ed Cooley
■ Has 67-61 record as Fairfield coach.
■ Personable recruiter, 10-year assistant to Al Skinner at BC, URI.
■ Finished 23-11 this season, lost to Siena in OT in MAAC final.

Bill Coen
■ In four seasons, turned Northeastern into CAA contender.
■ Nine-year assistant to Skinner at BC.
■ This season was a bit of a disappointment at 20-13.

Steve Donahue
■ Coach at Cornell for 10 seasons, going 146-137.
■ Took a while to get it going, but is 72-20 the last three years.
■ Has never coached at the major level.

Chris Mooney
■ Richmond coach with 83-79 record in five seasons.
■ Played under Princeton legend Pete Carril; his teams reflect that.
■ Went 18-12 in one year at Air Force; teams before and after made NCAAs.