Washington State Athletic Director Bill Moos said Tuesday that he will exercise the rollover clause in Cougars men's basketball coach Ernie Kent's contract that allows WSU to extend his term in Pullman by one year at the end of every season.
Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said Tuesday that he will exercise the rollover clause in men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract that allows the Cougars to extend his term in Pullman by one year at the end of every season.
This extension, once made official, will keep Kent contracted to the Cougars through March 31, 2021.
Kent recently completed his second season as WSU’s coach, and after a 13-18 record in his first year with the Cougars, the team appeared to regress.
The Cougars finished 1-17 in Pac-12 play this season, last in the conference, and had a 9-22 overall record. They finished the season with a 17-game losing streak and lost their Pac-12 tournament opener 80-56 to Colorado.
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Moos said he has yet to have his end-of-season review with Kent. Moos added that he’ll leave it up to Kent to decide whether to make changes to his staff.
“I hire the head coaches, they hire their assistants, they’re accountable to the program,” Moos said.
Kent announced last week that junior guard Renard Suggs and sophomore guard Ny Redding had left the program and were released from their scholarships. But the Cougars held on to their best player, junior forward Josh Hawkinson, who told reporters last week that he has no plans to transfer and will return to WSU for his senior season.
Kent makes a base salary of $1.4 million per year, per his current contract.