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WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent welcomes the next generation

Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent with granddaughter Taylor Marie Kent. (Courtesy photo)
WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent with granddaughter Taylor Marie Kent. (Courtesy photo)

A good way to draw Ernie Kent’s ire is to remind him that he is the oldest men’s basketball coach in the Pac-12 conference. But Kent, 62, does not mind the latest indicator.

On Monday, June 12, Kent became a grandfather. His son, Marcus Taylor Kent, and daughter-in-law, Laura Marie Kent, gave birth to eight-pound, 20-inch Taylor Marie Kent.

If there is one thing the first-time grandfather knows, it is this: His granddaughter will be a baller.

“She’s got big hands and big feet, so she’s going to be a hooper. I can tell already.” Ernie Kent said on Friday before boarding a flight to Portland. “It’s a joyous moment being a grandparent.”



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