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Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman

Posted on: April 24, 2010 7:59 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Creighton's Dana Altman has, as expected, agreed in principle to become Oregon's next basketball coach, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Saturday.

FoxSports.com first reported the news.

A formal announcement should come Sunday.

The press conference will likely be Monday at Oregon.

Altman has made seven NCAA tournaments in 16 seasons at Creighton. He famously accepted the Arkansas job three years ago but turned back after discovering he wasn't comfortable with the situation at the SEC school. Arkansas subsequently hired John Pelphrey.

This hire comes seven weeks after it was first reported that Oregon would fire Ernie Kent. The school tried to replace him with a number of high-level coaches -- among them Gonzaga's Mark Few, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Butler's Brad Stevens and Missouri's Mike Anderson -- but was rejected each time, either formally or informally.
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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:08 pm
 

Not Izzo After All?

So your earlier piece, published during the NCAA Tournament, amounts to a cheap shot designed to demoralize and undermine the Michigan State Spartan basketball team's confidence in their Head Coach, Tom Izzo?

"Suggestions" of who could be available to take the job could not have waited a week or two?

'nuff said.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:03 pm
 

Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman

I think this eventually just came to desperation. I know how successful Altman was at Creighton, but that's there, not the PAC 10. Oregon may be the Nike University, but they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Oregon, when it comes to basketball, is falling off the map, and will continue to do so with Altman.

Don't get carried away. The PAC-10 was basically a mid-major conference last year. Creighton was hampered in recuiting by its VERY tough academic standards. Altman will be able to get much better athletes to play for him at Oregon. He is a very good X's and O's coach that teached a very hard-nosed defensive brand of basketball.

Creighton struggled last season largely because of the team cancer named P'Allen Stinnett. He was the Terrell Owens of Creighton basketball last year and really rotted the team from the core. Before, Stinnett, Creighton routinely fielded very good teams. Oregon made a nice hire getting Altman. He will help make Oregon competitve in the PAC-10.



Since: Jan 23, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2010 10:15 pm
 

Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman

i could not agree with this comment more!!



Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2010 7:34 pm
 

Wrong man for the job...

As a Bluejays fan, I see this as a horrible hire for Oregon (or any other major program).  Altman has been attempting to switch gears and make Creighton the next Gonzaga for the last 2-4 years.  He's improved recruiting tremendously.  Creighton's facilities and campus are top notch.  However, the product Creigthon has been producing has been far inferior to the Ryan Sears and Kyle Korver led Creighton teams.  Why is that?  Maybe it's because Altman is too much of an X and Os guy that can excel using tough Midwest kids.  Give him a bunch of highly touted recruits and he can't get them disciplined for his style of play.  Look at the case of P'Allen Stinnett.  The so-called best recruit in Creighton history couldn't be corralled in to Altman's disciplined style.  The same can be said for Andrew Bock.  How will he be able to take in 6-7 highly recruited athletes and get them to play his style of basketball?  Altman is a good mid-major coach and nothing more...



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2010 3:23 pm
 

Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman

please get a clue...nobody wants to coach there!  look at how mnay guys didnt want that job!



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2010 12:26 pm
 

Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman

Redneck


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Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2010 11:40 am
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Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2010 11:38 am
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Since: Apr 21, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2010 11:30 am
 

Not a great choice

I think this eventually just came to desperation. I know how successful Altman was at Creighton, but that's there, not the PAC 10. Oregon may be the Nike University, but they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Oregon, when it comes to basketball, is falling off the map, and will continue to do so with Altman.




Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2010 10:57 am
 

Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman

I completely disagree with that statement.  If you were an avid watcher of the MVC, as I am, you'd see that Altman's teams are consistently the most athletic in the conference and routinely lead the conference in scoring.  Granted its not the Pac-10, but he most definitely knows how to coach athletes.  Creighton never played a methodical slow down pace as long as I've been watching them since he came to Creighton.  I think its a great hire for Oregon. 


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