TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona assistant coach Damon Stoudamire said Thursday that he has had "preliminary discussions" with Oregon State about the program's vacant head coaching job but added that there hasn't been anything beyond that.
In his words, the two sides haven't taken "that next step."
Stoudamire, who just completed his first year on the Wildcats' staff under coach Sean Miller, was responding to questions about being mentioned as a possible replacement for the recently fired Craig Robinson. Stoudamire grew up in the Portland area, just an hour or so from Corvallis, Ore.
"Me being from Oregon, the (talk) is going to have a lot of legs," said Stoudamire, who starred as a player at Arizona and earned first-team All-American honors in 1995. "But there probably hasn't been a whole lot of dialogue yet. If it moves forward, there might be a little more I could talk about, but at the moment, I can't really tell you."
Stoudamire did say that at some point he'd like to be a head coach. H...