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What is there left to say about Coach Altman? Rumors were floating around after Ernie Kent’s firing a year ago, with names like Brad Stevens and Tom Izzo surfacing.
Little did we all know that they were just that—rumors. Oregon eventually hired Altman out of Crieghton, a very successful coach with a long history of success.
And he’s done even better than Duck fans could have hoped for. Many analysts didn’t have the Ducks winning a single conference game, yet they almost won the conference tournament.
No one in their right mind would have believed the Ducks would have been playing basketball later in April than Duke.
But the Ducks did. Sure it was in the CBI, but Oregon far exceeded expectations, and the credit has to go to Coach Altman and his players.