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Ben Howland removes himself from consideration at Oregon State

Ben Howland now plans to remain out of college coaching next season. (USATSI)
Ben Howland now plans to remain out of college coaching next season. (USATSI)

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Former UCLA coach Ben Howland has removed himself from consideration for the opening at Oregon State and now plans to remain out of college coaching next season barring a surprise, a source told CBSSports.com on Monday.

"It's just not the right fit," the source said.

Meantime, a different source told CBSSports.com that Oregon State officials have turned their attention to Portland native and Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire. A former NBA Rookie of the Year, Stoudamire is "very interested" in the job, a source said. If offered, multiple sources told CBSSports.com that Stoudamire is expected to accept. "Anything can happen," a source said. "But I'd be shocked if Damon isn't Oregon State's next coach."

Oregon State is trying to replace Craig Robinson.

Robinson was fired after six seasons earlier this month.

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