Executive search firms have established themselves within the world of college basketball in recent years. These firms, which are tasked with helping find new head coaches, can have a lasting impact on the health of a Division-I basketball program.
Though programs develop relationships with search firms, it should be noted that only 19.6 percent of the time a program hires the same search firm in consecutive head coaching hires. In recent years, this has included Oklahoma State, Tennessee, and Texas Tech among high-major programs.
The flowchart below displays how programs have progressed through multiple coaching changes, based on search firm involvement, over the previous nine off-seasons.