Tinkle formally introduced at Oregon State

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 1:34 AM

Wayne Tinkle promises to emphasize effort and attitude as Oregon State's basketball coach.

Tinkle comes to the Beavers from Montana, where he took the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times during his eight years with the team. Montana finished below .500 only once during his tenure at his alma mater.

The 48-year-old Tinkle was announced as head coach Monday night, but the school held a news conference on Wednesday night to introduce him.

Tinkle replaces Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, after he was fired earlier this month following six seasons with the Beavers where he failed to make the NCAA tournament.

The once-proud Beavers have not been to the NCAA tournament since 1990.

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