Ken Bone fired after five seasons at WSU

Ken Bone fired after five seasons at WSU

Ken Bone fired after five seasons at WSU

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by KREM 2 SPORTS

NWCN.com

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM

PULLMAN -- Ken Bone is no longer the head coach at Washington State Unviersity, a school spokesperson confirmed Tuesday morning. A press conference is set for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman first reported the news, that Bone was let go less than a week after completing his fifth season.

The Cougars finished 10-21 in 2013-2014, with a 3-15 mark in the Pac-12. Bone finished with an 84-82 record in Pullman.

READ: Ken Bone's season on the hot seat

Bone was hired in 2009, and had two years left on his contract.

In the fifth year of his seven-year contract, Bone was aware of the uncertainty surrounding his job.  Even though Bone will not return for the 2014-2015 season, WSU will reportedly owe him $1.7 million under the terms of his contract.

WSU’s Athletic Director Bill Moss said he told Bone the school would be making a change Tuesday. 

“We need to revitalize our fan base… [and] position this program to compete for championships,” Moss said in a release.

Moss also said he appreciated Bone's time in Pullman and thanked Bone for his service to the school.

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