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Kent hiring brings buzz back to Cougars

PULLMAN — For one day at least, Bill Moos’ wish came true: people cared about men’s basketball again at Washington State. Nudged along by free pizza and T-shirts, more students showed up at Bohler Gym to hear Ernie Kent presented as the new basketball coach in a pep rally than showed up for any game at Beasley Coliseum this year.

Kent hire brings buzz back to Cougars

For one day at least, Bill Moos’ wish came true: people cared about men’s basketball again at Washington State. Nudged along by free pizza and T-shirts, more students showed up at Bohler Gym to hear Ernie Kent presented as the new basketball coach in a pep rally than showed up for any game at Beasley Coliseum this year. And so many media flocked to Beasley for his introductory news conference you would have thought it was football season.

WSU new basketball coach Ernie Kent

WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent is introduced at a press conference on Wednesday, April 1, 2014, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash.

Moos lands Kent, gets his man

So much for the big splash. You could mop this one up with a Kleenex. Not that splash matters anyway. Cannonballs and bellyflops produce the biggest splashes, and how artful is that?

Blanchette: Moos gets his man in Kent

What matters is whether Ernie Kent can do more than tread water at Washington State University. Or whether it’s reasonable to expect more than that on a sustained basis.

Ernie Kent is new WSU men’s basketball coach

Bill Moos enjoyed hiring Ernie Kent so much that he decided to do it again. Kent has been hired by Washington State athletic director Moos as the school’s new men’s basketball coach. Kent was signed to a five-year rollover contract.

Washington State basketball hire will happen before NCAA title game

PULLMAN – Members of the Washington State men’s basketball team returned from spring break on Monday and still don’t know who will be coaching them next season after Ken Bone’s dismissal.  Former assistant coach Curtis Allen has been tasked with keeping the machinery running as interim coach while athletic director Bill Moos searches for Bone’s replacement.  Moos told KXLY 920’s Bud Nameck on Monday that he expects the search to be over within 10-14 days, and that he believes it is important to have the new coach in place before the end of the NCAA tournament, which holds its championship game on April 6.