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Oregon State will move quickly in its search to replace Craig Robinson as men's basketball coach but, according to a source close to the process on Wednesday evening, the Beavers are not expected to make a hire until late next week. An athletic department source tells The Oregonian that there has been enthusiastic interest from candidates such as Terry Porter and Lionel Hollins, who have contacted the Beavers directly, as well as a push from boosters to consider others including Eric Musselman and Damon Stoudamire. Oregonian

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Over the next 13 years, the balancing act between gaining trust and telling the truth was the most difficult aspect about covering the Blazers. There was a time, as a favor to the coach, I sat on a story about a particularly troublesome player leading a group of Blazers to a strip club the night before a 32-point blowout loss. The coach said the team was close to trading the cancer and he was afraid the story would damage the trade efforts. He promised to tip me off when the trade was about to happen. That never paid off, however, as the Blazers were never able to unload the player. I remembered early in my career being pulled aside by Stoudamire, who told me that no matter how the players treated me outwardly -- which at the time was insult after insult, intimidation tactic after intimidation tactic -- if I told the truth they would respect me. I took that to heart, no matter how difficult it was. And there were some uncomfortable times. Oregonian

When I asked Stoudamire whether the team was still behind Dunleavy, Pippen sprang like a panther. The next thing I knew, I had Coors Light spittle in my face. "You haven't been around long enough to be poking around like you are!" Pippen screamed. I said something along the lines of people deserved to know what was going on, but in truth, I was trying to maintain my composure while trying to stand my ground. Somewhere between Pippen's first words and my retort, Stoudamire bailed. It was just me and the 6-foot-8 legend and his booming voice. And boy did he let me have it. Oregonian

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None of this means the Grizzlies will retain all of their assistant coaches. Damon Stoudamire left recently to join University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner's staff. Joerger is expected to interview with the Houston Rockets soon for a job that would make him a lead assistant under Kevin McHale. The Grizzlies, as a policy, always grant permission for staff to explore other opportunities. Financial considerations likely will determine whether head coach Lionel Hollins' staff remains intact, according to a source. Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 31, 2011 Updates

Former Arizona star guard Damon Stoudamire was formally introduced as an assistant coach with the University of Memphis this afternoon. Stoudamire, who had been an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies since 2009, and coach Josh Pastner met with local media in the conference room of the Penny Hardaway Hall of Fame. Though his hiring must be approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents, Stoudamire has been cleared to begin work immediately. Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 30, 2011 Updates

Jeff Goodman: Damon Stoudamire has been hired by Memphis coach Josh Pastner - per sources. That's a good move by Pastner - and should help Joe Jackson. Twitter

Josh Pastner is hiring former NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire as an assistant on the Memphis staff, a source told CBSSports.com on Monday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Stoudamire, 37, played at Arizona like Pastner and has been an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies since 2009. He spent 13 seasons as a player in the NBA and will join Jack Murphy on the Tigers staff. CBSSports.com

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Grizzlies assistant coach Damon Stoudamire will interview Thursday for one of the University of Memphis' two open assistant coaching positions, Tigers coach Josh Pastner said Tuesday. Stoudamire, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, has been an assistant with the Grizzlies since February 2009, when he was hired by head coach Lionel Hollins to work in the area of skill development. Memphis Commercial Appeal

Reached late Tuesday, Stoudamire said he's intrigued by the possibility of working for Pastner, who recruited Stoudamire's cousin, Salim, to Arizona. "I've known Josh for a long time, and being comfortable with who he is and knowing him is a plus," Stoudamire said. "I just look at it as Thursday is like us getting acquainted again. From there, you just kind of see what's going to happen. Honestly, they have guys on that team that you would love to work with from the perspective of where I'm coming from -- from the pros. That's something I look at as intriguing too." Memphis Commercial Appeal

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