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BYU basketball coach Rose says 'no thanks' to Houston

by | Mar. 23, 2010

Saints & Sports

Dave Rose, head basketball coach of the BYU Cougars, has told the University of Houston that he's not interested in its recently available head basketball coaching position.

Houston officials contacted Rose after Tom Penders stepped down on Monday to see if the BYU coach was interested in coaching at his alma mater. Rose played for Houston for two seasons and was a member of the national championship runner-up team in 1983.

But Rose, who just finished his fifth year as BYU's head man, said on Tuesday through BYU's sports information department that he's not going to pursue the job. It's unclear whether Houston officials were gauging Rose's interest or made him an offer. Rose was unavailable for further comment on Tuesday.

In November, Rose agreed to a new deal with BYU to coach the Cougars through the 2013-14 season. Terms of the deal were not released, but it is believed that Rose received a substantial pay raise.

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