LAS VEGAS — Oregon added three years to Dana Altman’s contract on Thursday.
Just a few hours before the Ducks beat Utah 66-54 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, the school announced that it has agreed to an extension with Altman, the men's basketball coach, through the 2025-26 season. Terms of the deal were not announced, but it will be “funded from athletic sources,” according to an Oregon news release.
“I'm excited,” Altman said after beating the Utes to set up a semifinal matchup with Arizona State Friday at 8:30 p.m. "My family is excited. We've enjoyed our nine years here at Oregon and I still want to coach. ... We want to build something special."
The 60-year old Altman has won at least 20 games in all nine season with the Ducks while compiling a record of 231-95. He is five wins shy of passing Ernie Kent for the most wins in school history.
Altman ranks 29th in Division I history with 641 wins, including stops at Marshall, Kansas State and Creighton before Oregon.
“We are thankful for Dana’s commitment to the Ducks," Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said, "and we look forward to the continued strong performance of our men’s basketball program as well as Dana assuming his rightful place in the Hall of Fame in the future.”
Altman led Oregon to five straight NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history from 2013-17, including a trip to the Final Four. He has taken the Ducks to two conference titles and been named Pac-12 coach of the year three times.
Altman had four years left on a contract he signed prior to the 2016-17 season that featured a total compensation of more than $18 million.