Jordan Kent: Cougars have a 'chance' if they can add a couple players

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Ernie Kent is WSU's new head coach. His son Jordan is now a TV analyst and he weighed in on the Cougars.

Being the son of Ernie Kent and one of Kent's former players, Jordan Kent has a unique perspective on the new WSU head coach. The younger Kent is now a TV analyst for Comcast Sports Northwest and the former Duck talked to the Oregonian recently and was asked about his dad's move to Pullman:

I definitely have a little more crimson in my closet. I'm excited for him. His last couple years at Oregon you don't realize how tough the Pac-10 was at that time. You had lottery picks on every single team except for Oregon at that time. The conference, not nearly at brutal as it used to be, for him at Washington State if he can just get a couple guys up there that know the game and can shoot the ball and run the floor, you got a chance.

Jordan Kent isn't exactly the most unbiased observer, but the point he makes is valid. The Pac-12 isn't what it used to be, which should make rebuilding a little easier. Depending on how much you read between the lines, Kent may have implied the Cougars don't currently have the pieces in place. Saying WSU needs to "get a couple guys up there" could mean WSU still needs the players. It could also mean there is just development needed. Most likely that is way more value you should take from a throwaway comment from a guy answering questions at his youth sports camp.


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Q&A with former Oregon Duck Jordan Kent |

Your dad (former Oregon coach Ernie Kent) is now the head coach for the men's basketball team at Washington State. What's the outlook for the Cougars?


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