Ernie Kent is getting ready to start his third year as WSU's head basketball coach. In his first two year, he faced the Idaho Vandals twice... And lost to the Idaho Vandals twice.
Now, it seems Coach Kent has taken the old saying to heart: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
At a Coaches vs. Cancer charity auction last weekend, Idaho head basketball coach Don Verlin auctioned off a chance to help coach the Vandals for a day. The winner got the chance to sit on Idaho's bench at Idaho's game against Washington State and even draw up a play. And Ernie Kent couldn't pass up that opportunity to stir the pot. He bid $2,000 to win the auction.
"For $2,000, December 7th, in Pullman, I want to be at shootaround, sit on your bench, and that first play, I will guarantee you Josh Hawkinson will get a dunk." The two coaches are still working out the exact specifics for how the event will play out, but it does add some (much needed) intrigue to the Battle for the Palouse Rivalry this December.
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