Creighton hires McDermott

Updated: April 26, 2010, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Iowa State's Greg McDermott is leaving the Big 12 to become the new men's basketball coach at Creighton.

Creighton announced the hiring Monday, less than an hour after Oregon introduced former Bluejays coach Dana Altman as its new coach. McDermott will be formally introduced during a news conference Tuesday.

"I'm disappointed to leave, but excited about what's ahead for me," McDermott told reporters outside his home in Ames, Iowa.

McDermott, who'll get a ...

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