Cougar hoops: Has WSU found its man?

WITH TWO OF the coaching candidates that Jim Sterk has interviewed withdrawing their names from consideration on Monday morning, it could very well mean that Wazzu has found its man. Unless Sterk is a master of disguise, all indications at this point would suggest that Portland State's Ken Bone will succeed Tony Bennett.

On Monday, Utah State issued a press release saying that Stew Morrill was no longer a candidate for the WSU job.

Morrill reportedly interviewed with Washington State and Sterk on Sunday.

Mike Davis, head coach at UAB, interviewed with Sterk on Saturday in Detroit. But this morning, according to the Birmingham News, Davis has dropped his pursuit of the WSU position as well.

As of 11 this morning, WSU had not scheduled any press conferences or made plans to release any statements.

The only public comment from Bone, who led Portland State to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons, was made before his WSU interview.

"I'm intrigued by the job and interested to hear what they have to say," Bone is quoted as saying in The Oregonian. "I think it could be a really good job for somebody, and I'm interested to find out if it's a good job for me."

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