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Oregon hires ex-Creighton coach Altman

Updated: April 26, 2010, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

Longtime Creighton coach Dana Altman has signed a seven-year deal worth $1.8 million annually 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.

Creighton went to the postseason 13 times in his tenure, including seven NCAA tournament appearances.

Altman replaces Ernie Kent, who was dismissed after 13 seasons ...

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