SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -Washington State athletic director Jim Sterk hopes to hire a basketball coach to replace Tony Bennett within a week.
Bennett resigned Monday to take the head coaching job at Virginia.
Sterk said Monday night he wants to hire a replacement quickly to retain current players and those who have signed to join the Cougars next season.
Among top candidates being mentioned are Ken Bone of Portland State and Bill Grier of San Diego. Others mentioned include Randy Bennett of Saint Mary's and Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti, who was the coach at Utah and Eastern Washington.

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