Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/27/12
Three names have surfaced as potential candidates for the vacant Northern Arizona head coaching position, according to NorthernArizonaNews.com. They are Arizona State assistant coach Scott Pera, Oregon State assistant coach David Grace and Grand Canyon University coach Russ Pennell. The man hired will permanently replace coach Mike Adras, who abandoned his post Dec. 9 amid allegations of conduct detrimental to the team and violating NCAA regulations. He has been replaced by Dave Brown on an interim basis. Brown, who once coached the NAU women's team and was a broadcaster for Lumberjacks games, won three of his first four games as head coach, including an upset of ASU in Tempe on Dec. 17. He has not won in a 15-game span. Pera has been at ASU for five years and recruited NBA player James Harden to the Sun Devils. Grace is in his fourth year at Oregon State, and Pennell took over for an ailing Lute Olson on an interim basis at Arizona during the 2008-09 season, leading the Wildcat...
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