April 6, 2009

Bone succeeds Bennett at Washington State

Washington State University has named Ken Bone as its new men's basketball coach, the school announced Monday.

Bone was head coach at Portland State the previous four years. He replaces Tony Bennett, who left after three seasons with the Cougars to take the head coaching job at Virginia.

Bone led the Vikings to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Portland State went 23-10 during each of the last two years, the two best seasons in the 48-year history of the program.

During his four seasons with the Vikings, Bone compiled a 77-49 record, which is the best winning percentage of any coach at the school since basketball was reinstated in 1996-97.

As a head coach, Bone has a 335-167 record. He was 253-97 between 1990-2002 at Seattle Pacific University. He was an assistant coach at the University of Washington from 2002-2005.