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Penn State Basketball Coaching Search: Ron Everhart Stays At Duquesne

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Duquesne coach Ron Everhart, who interviewed for the vacant Penn State coaching job Tuesday, will stay at Duquesne. At a team meeting, Everhart announced his decision to withdraw his name from consideration.

“I really appreciate the Penn State opportunity, and I appreciate the process,” Everhart said. "But, at the same time, it’s awful difficult to leave a place and a program you have worked so hard to put your stamp on.

“I think, from a coaching standpoint, I have been able to do that at Duquesne.”

It now appears that Boston University coach Pat Chambers, who was also once an assistant coach at Villanova, is a leading candidate for the job. The Nittany Lions have also recently spoken with Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Rob Jeter.

Chambers led BU to an NCAA Tournament berth in his second season on the job, but lost to top-seeded Kansas in the first round.

Penn State has a coaching vacancy due to the departure of Ed DeChellis, who took the head coaching job at Navy.

For more on Penn State’s basketball head coaching search, check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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