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"[Brad] Stevens has put the program in a difficult spot, leaving in early July, as it is making its second jump in two seasons to a different conference. Many of the top head coaching candidates were snapped up months ago when the coaching carousel was in full tilt ... The only issue now, though, is that whoever takes over will have to lead this program into the new Big East while at the same time replacing a legend. A young legend, yes, at just 36 years of age, but he was still someone who had unique accomplishments that virtually no one in the history of the game can match: two consecutive national title appearances at a mid-major school that resided in the Horizon League. The program will take a hit. Stevens was special. He identified talent below the top tier of the recruiting rankings and developed it."