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Doug Gottlieb says he's out of running for Oklahoma State vacancy

Men's College Basketball, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Former Oklahoma State player Doug Gottlieb on Friday said on his radio show that he's no longer a candidate for the Cowboys' men's basketball head coaching job.

Gottlieb has worked for ESPN and CBS, and he recently agreed to a deal with Fox. He does not have any college coaching experience, but sources told ESPN earlier this week that athletic director Mike Holder was intrigued by Gottlieb and his potential.

Brad Underwood, who was second to Kansas' Bill Self in Big 12 Coach of the Year voting, left the Cowboys after just one season to become head coach at Illinois. 

Oklahoma State went through an up-and-down season in Stillwater. After starting 10-2, the Cowboys endured a six-game losing streak to open Big 12 play before turning things around with 10 wins in 11 games. The season finished on a sour note, with two straight losses to finish the regular season, plus losses in their first game of the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.

The Cowboys were a top-10 team in scoring during the regular season, averaging 85.5 points per game.

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