Oregon coach Dana Altman gets 7-year, $18.45M extension through '23 season

The Oregon Ducks have rewarded basketball coach Dana Altman with a new seven-year contract worth $18.45 million.

Altman, who has led the Ducks to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, agreed to a deal that runs through the 2022-23 campaign.

"Dana is one of the top coaches in the country and has quickly built an elite program. We are excited about the present and future of our program under Dana's leadership," Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said in a statement.

Altman led Oregon to the Elite Eight last season, took the Ducks to the Sweet 16 in 2013 and has a team now that is ranked No. 5 in the preseason AP Top 25 and favored to win the Pac-12.

Altman, who took over in 2010 after spending 16 years at Creighton, has won at least 20 games in all six of his seasons in Eugene. The Ducks went to the CBI in his first year and the NIT in his second season.

"My wife and I love it here, and we want to be here,'' Altman said after Ducks' 91-77 win over Army in their season opener Friday night. "We've very appreciative of Rob and the university for extending us. The people here in Eugene and across the state have been very good to us."

Altman has a 155-64 record at Oregon and a 565-307 career record.