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Grippi's morning story on Bone hiring

From the guy who broke the story today, a few more nuggets. Including: -- A WSU source who says he's "the right guy for us" who is "a great fit here." -- Xavier Thames' personal spokesman, er, dad, not exactly giving a ringing endorsement for the hire. -- Sterk saying he thinks there is a good chance of assistants being retained.

Grippi on at 2:50 p.m. PDT with KJR-950's Ian Furness

If you want the first word, this is the place to go. We'll have the on-demand up afterwards if it's made available. Hat tip to BornCoug for the heads up. EDIT, 4:37 p.m.: If you missed it, you can catch it on-demand here.

BREAKING: Ken Bone is your new WSU basketball coach

WSU has a new basketball coach, and it's Ken Bone of Portland State University.

Washington State University has offered its men’s basketball coaching position to Portland State’s K...

Washington State University has offered its men’s basketball coaching position to Portland State’s Ken Bone and is waiting for his decision, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Sources close to the situation said Bone, 50, has been the focus of the week-long search to replace Tony Bennett, who left after three years as WSU coach to take the same position at the University of Virginia.

So says Grippi. It would be a major upset at this point if Bone didn't take the job -- unlike a lot of other schools (looking at you, Arizona) this kind of stuff doesn't generally leak out of the WSU camp unless it's pretty close to a done deal. Cross your fingers.

The job has been offered to ... someone other than Morrill

Utah State's Stew Morrill has announced he's no longer a candidate for the WSU head job, which means one thing -- an announcement has to be right around the corner.

Will we have a new coach today?

Today marks the one week anniversary of Tony Bennett shocking Coug Nation and leaving for Virginia. And, as you may remember, a certain Athletic Director said he would ideally have a new coach on...

Report: Sterk interviewed Bone, Morrill today

The Cougars' search for a new coach just might be drawing to a close.

Cougs down to their Final Four?

Grippi checks in with the latest out of Detroit, where apparently Sterk and Co. have wrapped up whatever interviewing they will be doing this weekend. One old name has resurfaced (so scratch...

Koprivica, Lodwick speak to Grippi about feelings, search

The players have been pretty quiet, but there's this nice story from Vince on this whole mess from the players' perspective.

Porter's out

Bad news for the Terry Porter fans out there... it appears he is not interested in the WSU job. Which is odd, considering that he's stiill among the 8.5% of Americans who are unemployed. Not a...

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