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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

CBKB: Altman announced as new Oregon coach

AP Sports Writer

Longtime Creighton coach Dana Altman has signed a seven-year deal to become Oregon's new head basketball coach.

Altman, 51, spent 16 seasons at Creighton, finishing with a 327-176 record. He led the Bluejays to 11 consecutive 20-win seasons before they went 18-16 this past season.

He replaces Ernie Kent, who was dismissed after 13 seasons at his alma mater. The Ducks went 16-16 last season.

The university says Altman's contract will pay him a guaranteed $1.8 million per year.

Altman's appointment was announced Monday at a news conference at Oregon's new Matthew Knight Arena, which is currently under construction and will replace venerable MacArthur Court.