New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies, UC Irvine's Russell Turner, former UCLA coach Ben Howland and Denver Nuggets assistant Lester Conner are four names popping up in connection with the Oregon State men's basketball job that came open Monday after the Beavers fired Craig Robinson.

Athletic director Bob De Carolis, speaking about Robinson's dismissal and where the Beavers go from here in a press conference Monday afternoon, said he is looking for a top recruiter and competitor who will get students to earn their degrees. He said the Beavers do not have a candidate in mind and did not intend to hire a search firm at this point.