Missouri is looking for a new men’s basketball coach after formally parting with Cuonzo Martin.

Coaching searches often take many twists and turns, but ESPN’s Jeff Borzello has already named 4 expected candidates for the job:

Potential candidates expected to be involved, sources told ESPN, include Murray State’s Matt McMahon, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang, North Texas’ Grant McCasland and San Francisco’s Todd Golden.

Mizzou Director of Athletics Desireé Reed-Francois called MU “one of the best men’s basketball coaching jobs in the country” citing the school’s flagship status, area recruiting, alignment between the athletic department and academic administration and being in the SEC.

Former SEC basketball coach Eddie Fogler’s consulting firm will assist Mizzou in the search process. Martin’s successor will be Mizzou’s fourth head coach since joining the SEC. Martin was hired in March 2017, after Kim Anderson’s 3 seasons with the program. Frank Haith coached the team from 2011-to-2014.

Martin was 78-77 in 5 seasons at Mizzou, taking the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 and 2021.