The state of the state has split with coach Ernie Kent after five seasons, announced the school on Thursday
64-year-old Kent took over at Pulman in 2014 and failed to finish .500 in none of his five seasons. The Kugers finished in eighth place in Pak-12 in the first year of Kent and never finished at a higher 10th place ever since.
Kent was 47-77, entering this season, and Washington finished 11-21 as a whole and 4-14 in Pac-12
"Earlier today I met Ernie and I told him I was going to make a change in the leadership of our basketball program, "said athletic director Pat Chun in a statement. "We appreciate everything Ernie has done for Washington, but at this point we need a new direction to stimulate our fan base and bring back the program in a prominent place, and I am optimistic that our returning students, give us immediate opportunity to move the program
Cougars ended on Wednesday night with an 84-51
Washington has not reached the NCAA since 2008 when Tony Bennett was on the steering wheel