Basketball legend steps down; Tony Bennett to take helm

PULLMAN — WSU basketball coach Dick Bennett officially announced his retirement Tuesday, Feb. 28, as his son Tony Bennett was named the new coach, by Cougar Director of Athletics Jim Sterk.

Tony Bennett becomes the 16th man to lead the Cougars. His father’s resignation takes effect at the end of the season. Washington State is 11-14, 4-12 Pacific-10 and has games remaining at Arizona (Thursday) and at Arizona State (Saturday) prior to the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles, March 8-12.

For the complete story, go to the WSU Cougars website at wsucougars.collegesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/022806aaa.html 

Other articles include:

* The Seattle Times at http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=withers01&date=20060301&query=bennett

* The Seattle PI at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_bkc_washington_state_coach.html

* The Tacoma News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/colleges/wsu/story/5557890p-5002211c.html

 

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