Here is a list of candidates to replace Bill Carmody at Northwestern. Readers are encouraged to forward names of other candidates and I will research them and add them to the list.
Tommy Amaker --- He was a rising star at Seton Hall before underachieving at Michigan team. He has restored his reputation during a successful run at Harvard.
Jeff Capel --- Unlike Chris Collins, this Duke assistant not only has head coaching experience but took Oklahoma to the Elite Eight in 2009. Before that, he had won 79 games in three years at VCU.
Chris Collins --- Duke's top assistant is a former Glenbrook North standout and he is definitely interested in the Northwestern job, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Keith Dambrot --- Akron coach won back-to-back MAC titles and even coached LeBron James in high school. Akron alum has remained loyal to Zips despite other opportunities.
Billy Donlon --- Wright State coach's father Billy Sr. was Northwestern assistant from 1987-94. Billy used to play pickup games in Patten Gym when he was in junior high.
Bryce Drew --- The Valparaiso coach is the son of longtime Valpo coach Homer Drew and the brother of Baylor coach Scott Drew.
John Giannini --- LaSalle's all-time winningest coach in Atlantic 10 play is also winningest coach at Maine, his former school. He was also a graduate assistant on the Flying Illini's Final Four team.
Ben Jacobson --- Northern Iowa coach was architect of Panthers historic upset of top-seeded Kansas in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. His contract runs through 2020.
Greg Lansing --- Former Iowa assistant led Indiana State to NCAA Tournament appearance as a rookie head coach last season.
Chris Mack --- Former high school girls basketball coach has led Xavier to 79 games and three NCAA Tournament appearances in three seasons.
Gregg Marshall --- Wichita State coach has led mid-major teams to NCAA Tournament in eight of his 14 seasons as head coach.
Bob McKillop --- Longtime Davidson coach has been named Southern Conference Coach of the Year seven times.
Scott Nagy --- The South Dakota State coach oversaw Jackrabbits transition to Division I and earned an NCAA bid last season. His dad was an assistant for Lou Henson at Illinois.
Dave Paulson --- Bucknell boss has won 78 games in three years. Northwestern President Morty Schapiro was president of Williams College when Paulson led the Ephs to the Division III National Championship in 2003.
Brett Reed --- Lehigh coach has the highest winning percentage of any current coach in the Patriot League. He also has doctoral degree, which might impress at Northwestern.