Jason Gesser's tenure on the Washington State coaching staff was even shorter than Billy Donovan's with the Orlando Magic, if that's possible. At least Donovan was with the Magic for a weekend. Gesser's change of heart came even before he started. Gesser, however, had even better reasons to bail and it seems as if Cougar fans understand. Read on.
• Reading the message boards and Twitter comments, it seems Mr. WSU Fan (as if there is one overarching continuity of thought) gets why Gesser decided not to take a low-paid, off-the-field job at WSU (all that was available) for a much-better-paid, hands-on spot with the Vandals. And, it also seems as if Mr. WSU Fan and the missus feel this job is just a steppingstone to Gesser returning to his alma mater some day. We'll see. In our story Gesser asked for Cougar fans to understand and it seems they do. … As for me, my one thought was, if someone offered me a job today that paid me five or six times what I'm making now, I would take it post haste. Heck, I would take it if it paid twice as much, as long as dental were covered. … Today's the first day of the Pac-12 (and, if in the future I type Pac-10, please forgive me in advance; I am still writing 2010 on checks occasionally) and our John Blanchette talked with Bill Moos about it. … We also ran this piece about Klay Thompson from the San Jose Mercury News. … By the way, I've been trying to contact Thomas Kelati concerning a story I'm trying to get done on overseas basketball. I've tried the usual ways, so if any of you have a way to get ahold of Thomas, go ahead and have him email me. Or you can with the contact information. It's firstname.lastname@example.org.
• That's all for now. As usual, we'll be back when events warrant. Until then …