By: Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penn State is still in the market for a men’s basketball coach after Ron Everhart decides to stay at Duquesne.

Ron Musselman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Everhart has withdrawn his name for consideration.

Everhart told Musselman, “I really appreciate the Penn State opportunity, and I appreciate the process. But, at the same time, it’s awful difficult to leave a place and a program you have worked so hard to put your stamp on.”

The Duquesne basketball team has had 4 winning seasons in the last 5 under Everhart’s direction.

Everhart reportedly has three years left on a contract with the Dukes that pays him $400,000 per season.

Musselman reports that Boston University head coach Pat Chambers is the front-runner for the job.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter has also interviewed for the position.

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