Louisville basketball coaching search: The candidates Cardinals could target after Chris Mack ouster

Just over a year ago, the Louisville Cardinals were coming off a road win at Wake Forest that lifted them to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the ACC. U of L was improving under Chris Mack, going from an NCAA tournament 7-seed in Year 1 to a second-place ACC finish in Year 2. In a relatively down ACC last season, Louisville was hoping to compete for a conference championship.

Twelve months later, Mack is out of a job.