May 15, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
The Oregon State men’s basketball team has been without a head coach for 10 days.
The Beavers whiffed on trying to lure Ben Howland to Corvallis, who withdrew from consideration on Monday night. Oregon State announced some stability on Thursday night, promoting assistant Doug Stewart to interim head coach.
Stewart has served as an assistant to Craig Robinson at both Brown (2006-2008) and Oregon State (2008-2014). Robinson was relieved of his duties on May 5, following a 93-104 (39-69 Pac-12) record in his six seasons.
Stewart does have head coaching experience, spending two years on the sidelines at Casper College, a junior college in Wyoming.
Gina Mizell and Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian reported that Arizona assistant coach Damon Stoudamire is still considered the top candidate for the coaching vacancy, though, there is no timetable for a hire.
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