Ernie Kent remaking WSU hoops staff: assistant coaches Greg Graham and Silvey Dominguez are out

THERE’S BEEN A seismic shakeup on Ernie Kent’s men’s basketball coaching staff. Washington State assistant coaches Greg Graham and Silvey Dominguez are out, WSU SID announced moments ago.

Speculation will no doubt abound as to where Kent will look to fill those two coaching spots. Given trends in the game, it’s probably not far off to presume he will go younger -- and perhaps go with coaches who can open immediate recruiting doors.

WSU said in its release both coaches were leaving to pursue other opportunities.

“I’d like to thank Greg and Silvey for all they’ve done for the Washington State basketball program the last three years,” Kent said. “I wish them both nothing but the best.”

Both Graham and Dominguez arrived in 2014 with Kent, with Graham working with the Cougar offense and Dominguez with the defense.

Graham is a longtime assistant to Kent, having been with him at Oregon from 1997-2002 and Saint Mary’s from 1992-97 and he also played with Kent when both were undergrads in Eugene.

Dominguez served as an assistant coach for Kent at Saint Mary’s from 1991-96.

Curtis Allen, Kent's other full-time assistant coach, remains in place on staff.

“I appreciate the opportunity Coach Kent and the staff have given me to work at Washington State and wish them all the success in the future,” Graham said.

“I would like to thank Coach Kent and the WSU administration for the opportunity to have worked at Washington State and wish them the best of luck,” Dominguez said.

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