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SDSU could lose assistant coach, USD still looking for head coach

SDSU could lose assistant coach, USD still looking for head coach

San Diego college basketball teams moved closer to losing one coach and getting another.

SDSU associate head coach Justin Hutson is a finalist – maybe the favorite, even – at Fresno State and could be named head coach early next week. And Northern Colorado coach Jeff Linder emerged as a potential candidate to replace Lamont Smith at USD.

Hutson already has had several interviews with Fresno State administrators. A final round is scheduled Tuesday, and an announcement could come Wednesday.

Rodney Terry left for UTEP earlier this month after seven successful seasons with the Bulldogs, winning 20-plus games in the last three and leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament...

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