Newsline: 'Contemporary' Bone is excited

NEW WASHINGTON STATE basketball coach Ken Bone never thought the opportunity to coach in the Pac-10 -- let alone in his home state -- would present itself. Once it did, he didn't hesitate to step through the door, he tells the Portland Oregonian. Meanwhile, Bud Withers offers insight on why Bone was viewed as a better fit than Stew Morrill.

Bone excited for chance he didn't think would come
"The door opened up, and I didn't think it would. I sat here and said more than once, I didn't think an opportunity like this would come along, but it opened up, within a week they offered it to me, and I'm excited about that challenge … I'm a Northwest guy who lived in Seattle for most of my life, and I've always thought, 'Wow, what would it be like to be in the Pac-10 as a head coach?' … I know I've got some big shoes to fill. There's a lot of work to be done …."
FULL STORY at the Portland Oregonian

It's a matter of style, and Cougars choose Ken Bone
The Cougars thought about what they have on hand. They thought about how best to rescue the four signees who joined the program in November. And they thought about what course to take, when you've become so deeply identified with playing a certain way. "We had to balance all that," said the WSU official. "I think Ken will be a much better 'balancer,' if you will."
FULL STORY at the Seattle Times

5 reasons why Jim Sterk made the right choice in Bone
There are a myriad of reasons why Sterk has led WSU to make a great choice to replace Coach Tony Bennett who left to take over the basketball program at Virginia. Rather than write a book on Coach Bone, let's simplify the analysis. Here are the top five reasons WSU chose the right man to continue Cougar basketball moving forward in a very positive direction …
FULL STORY at Lew Wright's blog

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