Reports: Creighton's Altman hired at Oregon

Updated: April 24, 2010, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Multiple media outlets are reporting Creighton coach Dana Altman has agreed to take over at Oregon.

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.

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.

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