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Report: Former Nebraska assistant Armon Gates will join Dana Altman's Oregon staff

Jarrid Denney07/09/22
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Oregon men’s basketball head coach Dana Altman has reportedly found the next addition to his staff.

On Friday, On3’s Robin Washut reported that Nebraska assistant Armon Gates has left Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers’ staff and accepted a position with Oregon.

Hoiberg confirmed Gates’ departure in a press release.

“Armon Gates has informed me that he is leaving Nebraska to take another coaching position,” Hoiberg said. “I appreciate all of Armon’s contributions to Husker Basketball over the past four-plus seasons, as he has been a valuable member of our coaching staff since I arrived three years ago.

“I wish Armon, his wife Ashley and his family all the best as he begins his new endeavor. Looking forward, we will be diligent in finding the right person to join our coaching staff to continue to help us build our program.”

An Oregon athletic department spokesperson could not immediately confirm the Ducks’ addition of Gates at the time this story was reported.

Gates has spent the past four seasons on the Huskers’ staff and was retained by Hoiberg following the departure of former Nebraska coach Tim Miles. According to On3, Gates worked primarily with the program’s guards — and also played a large role in player development and opponent scouting — but was not the lead recruiter on any player who signed with UN during the past four seasons.

Altman’s staff has experienced some turnover this offseason after longtime assistant Chris Crutchfield left to become the head coach at Omaha. Oregon also saw former executive director Josh Jamieson depart to join Kenny Payne’s Louisville staff.

Oregon has since added Chuck Martin as an assistant but has not announced a replacement for Jamieson.