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March 30, 2007

Friday mismash

Posted by Bob Condotta at 1:33 PM

A few news and notes for a rainy Friday afternoon:

--- Lorenzo Romar was on with Dave Mahler of KJR-AM earlier today from the Final Four in Atlanta and said "we don't know'' what Spencer Hawes is going to do. As we reported here a few days ago, Hawes and Romar will likely talk early next week after Romar returns from Atlanta. There is increasing speculation that Hawes will declare for the NBA draft so he can attend tryout camps, but won't hire an agent so he will have the option of returning. He would have until June 18 to pull out of the draft. Hawes continues to be regarded as a probable lottery pick.

--- UW assistant Cameron Dollar was also on with Mahler and said there is nothing new to report on the Long Beach State job. This jibes with recent reports out of Long Beach stating that the 49ers are continuing to look at candidates and that a decision may not be reached now until after the Final Four.
Dollar is considered to be one of the four leading candidates for the position. One of the others is UCLA assistant Kerry Keating and his involvement in the Final Four could be delaying things.

--- As some of you have already pointed out, WSU's Tony Bennett was a landslide choice as AP Coach of the Year, as announced today (story here). As the AP voter for the state of Washington this year, I had a vote for this award and I didn't have to think long --- actually, not at all ---- to cast it for Bennett. According to the Pac-10 media guide, Bennett is the first conference coach to win AP Coach of the Year honors since Oregon State's Ralph Miller in 1982.