Nov 24, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman against the San Francisco Dons at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks extend Dana Altman


The Oregon Ducks have reward men’s head basketball coach Dana Altman with a three-year contract extension.

“I’m excited,” Altman told Andrew Greif of the Oregonian Wednesday.

Altman left Creighton after posting a 327-176 record in 16 years with the Blue Jays to take the Oregon job in 2010.

“Dana has been masterful at elevating Oregon basketball and generating renewed excitement for our program. We have high expectations at Oregon to regularly compete for PAC-12 championships coupled with deep NCAA tournament runs and Dana is the right coach to lead us there,” Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens said via a press release.

Altman has gone 73-36 with a Pac-12 record of 32-22 in three seasons at Oregon. He led the Ducks to the Sweet 16 last season.

“I appreciate the university, in particular, Rob, having the confidence in our staff to try to build something here and it does take a little time to get established and I think our staff’s done a good job of that,” Altman said. “We’re on some good recruits and I think the long term looks pretty good. Hopefully we’ll just continue to develop.”

 

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