Ernie Kent is a very well known figure across the pacific northwest. He became the head basketball coach of the Oregon Ducks in 1997 and remained with the program until 2010 before being fired by the university.
With the Ducks, Kent led his teams to an impressive record of 235-174. Oregon made the NCAA Tournament five times during his tenure, making the Elite 8 in 2002 and 2007. He spent the last two years working with FOX Sports Net, serving as both a television anchor and play-by-play guy during Pac-12 play.
According to reports on Tuesday night, Kent is nearing a deal to become the head coach of the Colorado St. Rams.
From Gary Parrish and a CBS Sports report:
Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent is "close" to becoming the next head coach Colorado State and "probably will barring a snag" in negotions, a source told CBSSports.com late Tuesday.
Kent has already interviewed for the opening.
Most believe a deal could be finalized as early as Wednesday, although there is always a chance something could go awry in the negotiations. This looks to be a very good fit for both Kent and the Rams.
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