Coach Randy Smithson talks with guard Terry Hankton during a 1996-97 game. Smithson was hired to help bring back the "MTXE" mentality that had led to his father, Gene's success in the early 1980s. Smithson lasted four seasons before being fired in 2000.
Coach Randy Smithson talks with guard Terry Hankton during a 1996-97 game. Smithson was hired to help bring back the "MTXE" mentality that had led to his father, Gene's success in the early 1980s. Smithson lasted four seasons before being fired in 2000. Courtesy WSU
Coach Randy Smithson talks with guard Terry Hankton during a 1996-97 game. Smithson was hired to help bring back the "MTXE" mentality that had led to his father, Gene's success in the early 1980s. Smithson lasted four seasons before being fired in 2000. Courtesy WSU

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