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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2010

CBKB: Oregon's Kent declines comment on report he’s been fired

Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon coach Ernie Kent is not commenting about a report that he has already been fired before his 13th season with the Ducks ended.

With 12 minutes remaining in the Ducks’ 74-66 win over Washington State in the final Pacific-10 Conference game at McArthur Court, Eugene’s KVAL-TV reported that Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti told Kent he would not return as coach next season on Feb. 22.
Bellotti said he would make his decision on Kent’s status “around the (Pac-10) tournament,” which begins Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Kent, who played at Oregon from 1973-77, deflected questions about his reported firing following the game.
Kent has led the Ducks to a 234-172 record and he is the longest tenured Pac-10 coach.