Potential candidates to succeed Dave Leitao as Virginia's head basketball coach:

JEFF CAPEL

Pros: Has compiled a 155-73 record in seven seasons as a head coach, the last three at Oklahoma, the previous four at VCU, with nary a losing season. A North Carolina native with Virginia connections. Hails from a basketball family and played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke

Cons: Duke pedigree undoubtedly a bitter pill for some Cavaliers fans. Contracted through the 2014 season at Oklahoma and still very young at 34.

TUBBY SMITH

Pros: Coached Kentucky to the 1998 national championship and has won at each of his four head-coaching destinations: Tulsa, Georgia, UK and Minnesota. Career record of 429-169 in 18 seasons, the last two with the Gophers, who are in the NCAA tournament.

Cons: At 57, how much longer does he plan to coach? Flirted with Virginia four years ago, giving him a been-there-done-that vibe. Never returned to Final Four after guiding Rick Pitino's recruits to the national title.

SEAN MILLER

Pros: Guided Xavier to the Elite Eight of last season's NCAA tournament and has the Musketeers back this season as a No. 4 seed. Miller, 40, has compiled a 118-46 record in five seasons at Xavier. Knows the ACC from his time as an assistant coach at North Carolina State.

Cons: Contracted through the 2016 season. A former point guard at Pittsburgh, he's likely next in line for the Panthers' head-coaching position.

ANTHONY GRANT

Pros: Has VCU in the NCAA tournament for the second time in his three seasons as head coach. His Rams are 76-24, 45-9 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Age 42 and a proven recruiter who worked 10 years as a Florida assistant under Billy Donovan.

Cons: Miami native figures to be next in line at Florida, as he was when Donovan nearly accepted the Orlando Magic job two years ago. Not a proven head coach at the highest levels.