Challenges for new head coaches 

August, 27, 2013

Pitino-Enfield-AlfordAP PhotoRichard Pitino, Andy Enfield and Steve Alford all face unique challenges at new programs.
Transitioning to a new head-coaching job is never easy. Oftentimes, you must deal with an unknown roster with a different staff in a new location. Even if it's a simple slide from assistant to head coach, there are still adjustments that need to be made.

Richard Pitino (Minnesota), Andy Enfield (USC), Steve Alford (UCLA), Craig Neal (New Mexico) and Chris Collins (Northwestern) are all currently experiencing this process. They face unique but similar challenges to get their programs where they need to be. Let's take a look at what's in store for their first seasons in charge.