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Tony Bennett can have Charlottesville, he can have his Cavaliers, he can have his big contract and...

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Tony Bennett can have Charlottesville, he can have his Cavaliers, he can have his big contract and the new arena, he can have the ACC and all the glory. But guaranteed, when he looks back on his career someday, he’ll admit to never having what he once had in Pullman.

Classic Jim Moore. Couldn't be more spot on. Why is it that guys can't understand the value in being king? Tony Bennett had a lifetime pass from a fanbase grateful for his mere presence, and he'll never have it again.

"I asked him, 'What do you want?' He just basically said, 'I want to be able to coach some good...

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"I asked him, 'What do you want?' He just basically said, 'I want to be able to coach some good basketball. I want to have a chance to be in the NCAA Tournament.' That's pretty much it. He didn't say I want to make millions or I want to be on Dick Vitale's or Digger Phelps' speed dial, that was never important to him. I know he just wants good basketball. I know he's been frustrated this year because he hasn't seen it (the Cougars are 11-6) but if indeed he sees it he will be as happy as he can be right where he is.''

So said Dick Bennett -- among other things -- to the Appleton Post-Crescent about his son, Tony, after a speaking engagement in Wisconsin last night. Hat tip to Vince Grippi at the S-R for digging this link up.

Watched practice yesterday and I can tell you there is no end to the lengths WSU is going to solve...

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Watched practice yesterday and I can tell you there is no end to the lengths WSU is going to solve its offensive woes. In his three years as a head coach, Tony Bennett has already shown a willingness to adapt to his talent, a trait that should serve the team well the next couple weeks. Don’t expect the Cougars to stand still, not in the way they attack a defense or in the players who come off the bench. This week is a great opportunity for a Mike Harthun or Abe Lodwick or the like to show he can help on the offensive end, because, if guard at all in practice, it will lead to playing time.

Grippi on SportsLink. I'll be talking a little more -- probably tomorrow, because I'm under the weather with the flu and just don't feel like thinking tonight -- about the rotation and possible lineup combinations, but I can't help but wonder one thing. What took so long? It's not like there wasn't ample evidence after the first four games against "like" competition ...
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