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Penn State Coaching Search: Jim Boylen Reportedly "In The Mix"

We're now into Day Four of the Penn State basketball coaching search, and with Jeff Lebo's stock apparently sinking, a new possible candidate, Jim Boylen, is emerging as a possibility to replace the departed Ed DeChellis according to Mark Brennan of Fight On State.

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You'll have to go behind a paywall to read Brenna's story about Boylen, but here's what we can tell you about the former assistant to Michigan State's Tom Izzo.

Boylen, 46, is a Maine graduate and got his start in coaching as an assistant to Jud Heathcote at Michigan State in 1987. He started a long stint with the Houston Rockets in 1992 and was a member of two championship teams then. He also worked with Golden State and Milwaukee as an assistant before returning to the college level and Michigan State in 2005.

Most recently, Boylen was the head coach at Utah from 2008 to 2011. He was fired this past spring after two straight losing seasons, but did lead a Ute team that earned a 5-seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh for any further updates on Penn State's search.

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