Brad Brownell enters his first season as Clemson head basketball coach. In 8 seasons as a college head coach Brownell has compiled an 84-45 overall record. He spent 4 seasons at UNC Wilmington, and the past 4 seasons at Wright State. He has three career NCAA appearances, losing all three.
- Brownell inherits a Tigers team that finished last season 21-11 overall with a 9-7 mark in the ACC.
- Clemson loses two starters from last season, PF Trevor Booker, and SF David Potter. Booker is now playing for the Washington Wizards in the NBA.