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Montana head coach Travis DeCuire looks on and smiles as he addresses a question from the press at the NCAA tournament on March 14 in Wichita, Kansas.

MISSOULA — Travis DeCuire is working on an extension to remain the head coach of the Montana Grizzlies, according to a source close to the program.

DeCuire, who completed his fourth season at Montana, "was a serious candidate for the head coaching job at Colorado State but has since removed himself from consideration," according to a Loveland Reporter-Herald report.

The Coloradoan reported that DeCuire was "believed to have interviewed" for the vacancy with the Mountain West program along with four other coaches, including three former CSU assistant coaches, on Monday and Tuesday.

Other programs have reached out to DeCuire, according to the source.

DeCuire's current contract expires on June 30, 2019. He is a former Grizzly player who led Montana to the NCAA tourney earlier this month.

"I’m so fortunate to have a group of players and coaches that make me look good!" DeCuire tweeted at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday. "Can’t wait for 18-19!! Go Griz!!!"

Frank Gogola