DeCuire announces Griz basketball coaching staff

MISSOULA, Mont. - Recently hired Griz head basketball coach Travis DeCuire officially announced the rest of his Grizzly hardwoods coaching staff on Thursday.

The most notable name on the list is former PAC-12 and Big Sky Conference head coach Ken Bone as an Associate Head Coach.

Bone recently concluded his fifth season as the head coach at Washington State before parting ways with the Cougars this off-season.  During his tenure at WSU, the Cougars advanced to two postseason tournaments, including the NIT semifinals in 2010-11.  He had a record of 80-86 as the head man in Pullman, WA.

Prior to his stint at WSU, Bone spent the previous four years as the head coach at Portland State.  He led the Vikings to back-to-back NCAA appearances in 2007-08 and 2008-09.  He had a record of 77-49 at PSU, and one of the best winning percentages (.611) in school history.

Bone has a record of 361-202 in his 19 years as a college hoops head coach, including 12 seasons at his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University.  Between his stints at SPU and PSU, he spent the 2002-05 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Washington.

Current Griz assistant Jono Metzger-Jones will remain at UM, and Chris Cobb rounds out DeCuire's assistant coaching staff. Marlon Stewart was chosen to serve as the Director of Basketball Operations.

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