Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.
A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he was traveling to the school on Thursday afternoon.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized.
Haith coached at Miami (Fla.) before taking over at Missouri.
He led Missouri to a 30-5 record in 2011-12 and was The Associated Press Coach of the Year.
The Tigers went 18-12 this season.
Manning left Tulsa after two seasons to take over at Wake Forest.
He coached the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA tournament this season.