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Krystkowiak returns to coach Montana basketball

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MISSOULA, Mont. — It looks like former Montana basketball player and nine-year NBA veteran Larry Krystkowiak will be introduced today as the school’s new head basketball coach.

Krystkowiak arrived at the Missoula airport just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. KPAX television reported that he answered “most likely” when he was asked if he was in town to accept the head coaching job.

Current assistant coach Wayne Tinkle told The Missoulian that the job was offered to someone else.

Krystkowiak and Tinkle were believed to be the two strongest candidates for the job, which became open Monday when Pat Kennedy resigned after two years to take the head coaching job at Towson University.

Interim athletic director Marie Porter said no official announcement would be made before a press conference scheduled for today.

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