Oregon joins list of painful coaching searches

Mon, Apr 26

After Oregon was seemingly turned down in its basketball coaching search by everyone except Ernie Kent, the Ducks reportedly have found their man in Creighton coach Dana Altman.

Initial reports indicated Oregon was prepared to offer Michigan State's Tom Izzo the richest contract in college basketball to coach the Ducks. While Altman won't cost Oregon as much as Izzo would have, few things are as shameful as being unable to give away a fortune.

Oregon also reportedly failed to pique the interest of Gonzaga's Mark Few, Pitt's Jamie Dixon and Missouri's Mike Anderson.

But if the Ducks can wear those garish football costumes, they can't be too embarrassed now. Plus, they're not alone.

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