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Stanford hires Kyle Smith of Washington State as men’s basketball coach

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Stanford’s new men’s basketball coach is no stranger to Maples Pavilion.

Kyle Smith, the coach who took Washington State to the NCAA Tournament this year for the first time in 16 seasons, will take over the Stanford program. National reporter Jeff Goodman was first to report the news, which the school announced Monday morning.

Smith’s Cougars eliminated Stanford from the men’s Pac-12 Tournament in the third round two weeks ago, ending Jerod Haase’s tenure in charge of the Cardinal. Washington State beat Drake in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, then fell over the weekend to Iowa State in the second round.

Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir stuck with Jerod Haase for eight seasons as the Cardinal recruited well but never reached the NCAA Tournament during his time in charge. Haase, a former Cal guard, went 126-127 at Stanford.



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