Reports: Altman to replace Kent

Updated: April 26, 2010, 12:19 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

EUGENE, Ore. -- Creighton coach Dana Altman has agreed to take over at Oregon, according to multiple media outlets.

Fox Sports was the first to report that Altman had been hired to replace Ernie Kent, who was dismissed last month after 13 seasons with his alma mater.

The Oregonian is also reporting Altman's hire, as did The Associated Press, citing a person with knowledge of the hiring.

The AP reported that a formal announcement was expected Monday afternoon.

Altman spent 16 season 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.

Altman also went 68-54 in four seasons as Kansas State's head coach from 1990-94.

The Ducks tried to lure several high-profile coaches to Eugene before bringing in the 51-year-old Altman.

Oregon went 16-16 overall and 7-11 in the Pac-10 this past season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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