Washington State’s Ken Bone Deserves to Be on the Hot Seat

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The Pac-12 Conference is having quite the year, as a number of teams have showed production in improving and boosting the league’s ratings.

Known for its poor play over each of the past few seasons, the Pac-12 features a number of teams that are capable of being dangerous this March once the NCAA Tournament arrives.

One team that continues to fail in providing excitement is none other than Washington State. At 10-7 overall and 1-3 within the league to start, the Cougars are once again looking like a squad that will finish up somewhere near the bottom of the conference. This, despite the production of all-conference performer, Brock Motum.

Deservedly so, head coach Ken Bone should start feeling the pressure in terms of his job security. In 3+ seasons, the Cougars have failed to improve within the league and have yet to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in that span. The days of Klay Thompson and a Washington State team bound for the Big Dance are not too distant, but where is the progression? That should’ve been the start of something great for the Cougars’ program, but seemingly enough it has not.

The dismissal of starting point guard Reggie Moore was a huge blow to the Cougars’ expectations heading into this season, but even with Moore, just how much of an improved threat would they be? Granted, much of the league has been down until its resurgence this season, but even in an environment like it has been over the past few years, Washington State still struggled.

The Cougars may want to reassess their coaching situation following this year because Bone is just not getting the job done.

 

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