Canzano: Important window in Oregon State basketball coaching search
Here's his handicap on the candidates:
Damon Stoudamire, Arizona assistant, (Odds: 3 to 1)
Eric Musselman, Arizona State assistant (Odds 7 to 1)
Wayne Tinkle, Montana (Odds: 12 to 1)
Terry Porter, Timberwolves assistant (Odds: 15 to 1)
Steve McClain, Indiana University assistant (Odds 18 to 1)
Gary Close, Wisconsin assistant, (Odds 50 to 1)
David Grace, UCLA assistant (Odds: 500 to 1)
Falling off the board:
Ben Howland, ex-UCLA coach: Withdrew his name. Financial impasse?
Lionel Hollins (NBA): Getting some support from boosters, but Hollins wants to be in the NBA.
Lester Conner (NBA assistant): Job posting requires a college degree. Conner doesn't have one. So he's out.
Marvin Menzies (New Mexico State) Insider at OSU tells me the hiring committee is not interested in a coach who relied on International players.
Russell Turner (UC Irvine): Great coach, but not splashy enough for a school that needs badly to make a splash.
Dan Monson (Long Beach State): No interest from Monson or Oregon State at this point.