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Report: Ben Howland turns down Oregon State vacancy

(Harry How/Getty Images) Ben Howland was fired from UCLA after the 2013 season. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Former UCLA Bruins coach Ben Howland has withdrawn his name from consideration for the vacant Oregon State Beavers job, reports ESPN's Andy Katz.

According to a source, Howland talked to Oregon State about the vacancy and spoke with AD Bob De Carolis Monday and said he was no longer interested in the position.

Katz:

"Oregon State is also interested in Arizona assistant and Oregon native Damon Stoudamire.

De Carolis reached out to Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne and Stoudamire over the weekend and into Monday, according to a source."

 

Former coach Craig Robinson was fired a week ago by De Carolis.  The university will still pay him a remaining $4 million buyout for the remaining three years of his contract.

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Howland coached at UCLA for 10 years. He had an overall record at UCLA of 230-105 and lead them to two trips trips(2006,2008) to the Final Four.

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