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Bob Nash, left, is reportedly a finalist for the Rainbows' vacant basketball position.
UH advisory committee meets coach candidates
Nash is reportedly on the list of five potential coaches
The search for the Hawaii basketball team's new coach could be winding toward a much-anticipated conclusion.
According to sources close to the situation, the school's five-member advisory committee is reportedly meeting in Southern California with four candidates -- Philadelphia 76ers assistant Henry Bibby, UCLA assistant Donny Daniels, Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Dean Demopoulos and Rice coach Willis Wilson.
Hawaii associate coach Bob Nash is also believed to be a finalist to take the reins of the Rainbow Warrior program for Riley Wallace, who ended a 20-year career as head coach this season.
UH athletic director Herman Frazier hasn't commented publicly on the candidates and issued a statement regarding the search last night.
"Our search is going well. We have not run into any issues and expect to forward a name to our administration soon," Frazier said.
After a selection is made, the recommendation will be forwarded to UH president David McClain for final approval.
Nash has been a UH assistant for 26 years and was a member of the school's famed Fabulous Five teams in the early 1970s.
Bibby spent nine seasons at USC, where he posted a 131-111 record before being fired four games into the 2004-05 season. Daniels has been an assistant at UCLA for the last five years and was head coach at Cal State Fullerton from 2001 to 2003. Demopoulos is the lead assistant in Portland and spent 17 years as an assistant at Temple and another as head coach at Missouri-Kansas City. Wilson just completed his 15th year at Rice with a 16-16 record.