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Colorado State Basketball Coaching Search: CSU To Hire Larry Eustachy After Ernie Kent Hire Was Vetoed

The Colorado State Rams will hire Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy to take over the school's basketball program after the hiring of Ernie Kent was vetoed by a high-ranking administrator, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Previous reports had conflicted on whether Kent was actually offered the job by CSU.

Despite those reports, Parrish insists that the Rams had agreed to hire Kent before a high-ranking official at the school decided to veto the move. At this point, it's unclear why the administration would have any problem with hiring Kent, who had spent 13 seasons running the Oregon Ducks before taking off last season.

Now, it appears that Colorado State will turn to Eustachy to sustain the success that the program had under former coach Tim Miles, who recently took the head coaching gig at Nebraska. Eustacky led Southern Miss to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 after posting a 25-9 regular season record, but the team lost its first game in the tournament to Kansas State.

For more on CSU basketball, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver.