So much has transpired in college basketball since Washington fired Lorenzo Romar last Wednesday.
Indiana joined the list of more than 20 schools looking for a men’s basketball coach when it unexpectedly released Tom Crean after nine years.
North Carolina State plucked Kevin Keatts away from UNC Wilmington while Illinois lured Brad Underwood away from Oklahoma State after just one season with the Cowboys.
Crean’s availability creates a fair amount of uncertainty in a coaching carousel that might have otherwise been fairly easy to forecast. The 50-year-old is the most accomplished candidate on the market. Crean was 166-135 with the Hoosiers and is 356-231 during an 18-year coaching career that began at Marquette in 1999. He led Indiana to four NCAA tournament appearances and three trips to the Sweet 16.
On Saturday, a source with knowledge of the UW coaching search said Steve Lavin has emerged as a candidate.