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|Report: Altman Leaving Creighton for Oregon
|UNDATED (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that longtime Creighton coach Dana Altman will be named as Oregon's new head basketball coach.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement won't be made until Monday afternoon.
Numerous media sources reported over the weekend that Oregon had offered Altman the position.
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 year.
He replaces Ernie Kent, who was dismissed after 13 seasons at his alma mater. Oregon went 16-16 last season.
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