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Ken Bone fired at Washington State

Ken Bone fired at Washington State

Washington State head coach Ken Bone during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in San Francisco. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State has fired men’s basketball coach Ken Bone after five seasons during which he was unable to sustain the success of his predecessor Tony Bennett.

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos announced the firing Tuesday. Bone was 80-86 in five seasons at Washington State and just 29-61 in the Pac-12. He failed to reach the NCAA tournament during his tenure on the Palouse, and was not able to sustain the success the program had under Bennett, who left after the 2009 season to take the top job at Virginia. Bone had taken Portland State to the NCAA tournament the two previous seasons, a goal he was never able to achieve with the Cougars.

In a press release form the WSU, Cougar Athletic director Bill Moos said, ” Ken and I met earlier today. At that meeting I informed him I would be making a change in the direction of the program. I appreciate what Ken has done for Cougar basketball, leading us to the postseason twice in the last for years, and I thanked him for his service to WSU.”

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos views the crowd attending an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.Washington State athletic director Bill Moos. AP Photo/Dean Hare

Bone was hired in 2009 from Portland State, and had two years left on his 7 year contract.

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