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Tag:Coaching Developments
Posted on: April 26, 2010 3:37 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 3:44 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton


Iowa State's Greg McDermott, after weighing his options through the night, accepted an offer Monday to replace Dana Altman at Creighton, a source told CBSSports.com.

An introductory press conference could come as early as Tuesday.

This develop marks a return to the Missouri Valley Conference for McDermott, who rose to prominence while leading Northern Iowa to three straight NCAA tournaments before taking the Iowa State job in 2006. He coached the Cyclones for four seasons but finished 10th-or-worse each of the past three, and he was likely one more bad record from being fired, meaning McDermott's move from ISU to Creighton is similar to the move Steve Alford made from Iowa to New Mexico three years ago.

The deal is believed to be worth $10 million over nine years.

Altman left Creighton on Saturday after 16 seasons.
Posted on: April 26, 2010 12:53 am
Edited on: April 26, 2010 12:55 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott


A television station in Omaha reported Sunday that Creighton has replaced Dana Altman with Iowa State's Greg McDermott. Meantime, a source close to Creighton told CBSSports.com that McDermott still hasn't formally accepted the offer, but that he will Monday barring a change of plans.

An introductory press conference could come as early as Tuesday.

This would be a return to the Missouri Valley Conference for McDermott, who rose to prominence by leading Northern Iowa to three straight NCAA tournaments before taking the Iowa State job in 2006. He's coached the Cyclones for four seasons but finished 10th-or-worse each of the past three, and he's likely one more bad record at ISU from being fired, meaning McDermott's move from ISU to Creighton would be similar to Steve Alford's move from Iowa to New Mexico.

Altman left Creighton on Saturday after 16 seasons.

He'll be introduced at Oregon on Monday.
Posted on: April 24, 2010 7:59 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Done Deal: Oregon hiring Creighton's Altman


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.
Posted on: April 24, 2010 1:33 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2010 2:42 pm
 

Altman nearing deal with Oregon


Creighton's Dana Altman, barring a snag in negotiations, will accept an offer to become Oregon's next men's basketball coach, a source close to Altman confirmed to CBSSports.com on Saturday.

Assuming everything goes as planned, a formal announcement could come Sunday.

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 development 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.
Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:15 pm
 

Boyle taking over at Colorado


Colorado has scheduled a Monday afternoon press conference to introduce Tad Boyle as its next basketball coach.

Boyle has been at Northern Colorado the past four seasons.

He got the job over Oregon assistant Mike Dunlap and Colorado assistant Steve McClain.

This development leaves Oregon as the lone job open in a BCS-affiliated league. It's been more than six weeks since it was first reported that Oregon would fire Ernie Kent. The school has subsequently been turned down by Mark Few, Brad Stevens, Jamie Dixon and Mike Anderson, and had overtures rejected by Tom Izzo and Billy Donovan, among others.
Posted on: April 17, 2010 10:29 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2010 10:52 pm
 

Anderson passes on Oregon, will stay at Missouri


Mike Anderson will remain with Missouri rather than accept an offer from Oregon.

"It’s certainly flattering anytime another university notices what your program is accomplishing, and when I was approached by Oregon I decided to listen, but it was simply with my family in mind," Anderson said Saturday night. "All that quick conversation did was reaffirm that Missouri is home to us."

It's believed Oregon offered Anderson more than $2 million per season to move to the Pac-10. But he passed on the opportunity after a three-day courtship -- just like Gonzaga's Mark Few, Florida's Billy Donovan, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Michigan State's Tom Izzo and others have already done.

Oregon is searching for Ernie Kent's replacement.

Kent was fired last month.

This development should make the Tigers a preseason Top 25 team. In addition to their coach, they return their top three scorers and will enroll a recruiting class MaxPreps.com ranks 10th nationally. The six-player class is headlined by junior college All-American Ricardo Ratliffe and high school standouts Tony Mitchell and Phil Pressey.
Posted on: April 16, 2010 1:02 pm
 

Smaller jobs getting filled


Some of the smaller jobs are getting filled while the world -- or at least the Pacific Northwest -- waits for Oregon to hire a coach and Rutgers to officially fire a coach. The smaller jobs filled are:
  • Holy Cross is hiring Mount Saint Mary's Milan Brown.
  • UNC-Wilmington is hiring Appalachian State's Buzz Peterson.
  • Hartford is hiring Boston College assistant John Gallagher.
  • Wisconsin-Green Bay is promoting assistant Brian Wardle.
At the moment, just two BCS-affiliated jobs remain open.

They are Oregon and Colorado.

Of course, Rutgers will also officially open, sooner or later.
Posted on: April 16, 2010 11:37 am
 

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson


Missouri's Mike Anderson met with an Oregon official Thursday night in El Paso, Texas to discuss the Ducks' coaching vacancy, The Oregonian newspaper is reporting.

A source told CBSSports.com that "someone speaking on behalf of Oregon" first approached Anderson in an informal way during Final Four weekend, but that nothing developed and he never heard back from anybody until earlier this week. Now Anderson has met with former Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny -- the man heading the search because Oregon doesn't currently have an AD -- in person. But it's unclear whether Anderson would accept an offer considering he rejected offers of more than $2 million per year last year from both Memphis and Georgia.

Anderson reportedly makes $1.55 million per year.

He has a team that should be ranked in the preseason Top 25 thanks to the return of Kim English and a recruiting class MaxPreps.com ranks 10th nationally. Anderson has been at Missouri four seasons. He's made the NCAA tournament each of the past two seasons.
 
 
 
 
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