It was bound to happen, it was a matter of time, but, it still hurts. Losing a quality coach is hard, but like always in sports, time to pick up the pieces. So what now? I have heard many things, here's the list:
Portland State coach Ken Bone
San Diego coach Bill Grier
Here is a link to the UVA paper:
I do want to wish him well, and hopefully he will succeed. Thanks Tony for a good ride and bringing pride into Cougar Basketball.
***** Update 3/31/09 *****
In fact, Washington State already has contacted Portland State coach Ken Bone, according to the Oregonian. The paper is already speculating that St. Mary's Randy Bennett, San Diego's Bill Grier and former UCLA coach Steve Lavin also will be candidates. But come on, Lavin isn't leaving ESPN. And it's hard to imagine Bennett and Grier making the move, either.