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WSU men’s basketball hires conditioning coach

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent announced Wednesday that Scott Thom will join the program as the Cougars’ strength and conditioning coach. Thom spent four years as strength and conditioning coach for Mike Montgomery’s basketball program at California prior to joining the staff of the recently hired Kent.

Give and take: Tweets of the week

@ CoachKentWSU Clippers for $2 Billion?! wow... Dr. Dre could put himself in the mix with the $3 Billion he's getting from Apple! @DougBaldwinJr Thank you all of for the congratulatory messages. Blessed to be a part of the Seahawks for #3MoreYears

Washington State releases Tramaine Isabell from letter of intent

Just weeks after reaffirming his decision to enroll at Washington State, Tramaine Isabell has been released from his national letter of intent, according to Cougars coach Ernie Kent. It comes as a surprise that the Cougars would release the point guard, who was widely considered to be the jewel of their recruiting class, from the binding scholarship agreement.

‘Ny’ Redding to join WSU basketball, Ernie Kent

Ernie Kent landed his third basketball recruit at Washington State on Tuesday, and the Cougars fourth in the class of 2015 when Nyaires “Ny” Redding sent in his National Letter of Intent. Redding is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Solon, Ohio via Westwind Prep in Arizona. “Our system requires us to have very heady guard play and we are continuing to put together a group that we think is going to be outstanding for the future of Washington State basketball,” Kent said in a press release. “In Ny we have a player that is not only smart, but also is very skilled on both ends of the floor.”

New WSU coach Kent retains Allen as assistant

PULLMAN – New Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent didn’t have to travel far to find the final member of his coaching staff. Curtis Allen came to WSU as an assistant under former coach Ken Bone and will remain in the same capacity under Kent.

Ernie Kent retains Curtis Allen as assistant

New men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent did not have to travel far to find the third and final member of his coaching staff. Curtis Allen came to WSU as an assistant under former coach Ken Bone and will remain in the same capacity under Kent.

Royce Woolridge and James Hunter to transfer from WSU

PULLMAN – Royce Woolridge and James Hunter will transfer from the Washington State University basketball program, the school announced on Tuesday. Additionally, signee Jermaine Morgan has been released from his National Letter of Intent and will not enroll at WSU. The team currently has just nine scholarship players heading into next season, meaning new head coach Ernie Kent will have four to offer in the late signing period, which begins today.

Give and Take: Oregonian columnist Ken Goe answers 5 questions about Ernie Kent

Columnist  Ken Goe has written for The Oregonian for nearly 37 years now and in that time he’s seen just about everything. He watched the Ernie Kent era at Oregon from start to finish and is uniquely qualified to grant some perspective on the new Washington State men’s basketball coach. Q. What should WSU fans expect from their new basketball coach?

Grip on Sports: Without Tiger Woods, The Masters won’t be the same

Wednesday: One of the rites of Spring, with a capital “S,” is watching the Masters on television. It’s coming up, but it won’t be the same. Not with  Tiger Woods sidelined. Years ago, when Tiger was just beginning to make his mark on professional golf, someone asked Jack Nicklaus if this was the guy who was going to break his record of 18 professional major wins. Nicklaus answered in the affirmative, but had a qualifier. If he stays healthy, the greatest golfer of all time said.