Monday, March 23, 2015

Mississippi State Close to Finalizing Deal with Ben Howland

According to reports, Mississippi State is close to finalizing a deal that will make Ben Howland the school's new head coach.

Jon Rothstein of first reported that State is close to finalizing the deal.

Here's an excerpt:

Mississippi State and former UCLA head coach Ben Howland are putting the finishing touches on a deal that would make the 57-year old the Bulldogs' next head basketball coach, multiple sources told

The deal is expected to be officially completed by Monday barring any last-minute snags. Terms have yet to be disclosed.

One source called the deal "imminent."

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I received a text from a source this morning that said, "the deal is done and there should be an announcement Tuesday."

The source added that assistant coach Korey McCray will be joining Howland's staff in Starkville.

McCray was with Howland at UCLA.

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