Montana's Tinkle to be named new Oregon State BB coach

Montana's Tinkle to be named new Oregon State BB coach

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Posted on May 19, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Updated Monday, May 19 at 9:12 AM

CORVALLIS -- Montana coach Wayne Tinkle will be named head basketball coach at Oregon State University, sources tell KGW sports analyst John Canzano.

Canzano said an announcement was expected to be made Monday but school officials told KGW that something could be scheduled for mid-week.

Tinkle, a graduate of Montana, has taken the Grizzlies to three NCAA tournaments and played professional ball overseas, Canzano said on KGW's Sports Sunday program.

 

 

 

A plus for Oregon State is that his son 6 foot 7 son Tres, likely will play for Oregon State, Canzano said.

 

Tinkle would replace Craig Robinson, fired after six seasons.

Athletic director Bob DeCarolis also interviewed Damon Stoudamire twice but wanted a candidate with head coaching experience, not an assistant, Canzano reports.

Canzano said DeCarolis cannot afford to make a hiring mistake.

"Wasn't too long ago that Oregon State had one of the best all-time records in college basketball," said Canzano, who also writes a column for Oregonian. "It's a proud fan base, who remembers Gary Payton and Steve Johnson and the program has fallen too far, too fast. The Beavers have become irrelevant."

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