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2 more Oregon basketball players arrested

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, 2 of the transfers brought in this year got busted for shoplifting.

    Typical of Oregon athletics and... as we've come to expect from Oregon/Altman... they tried to avoid any public acknowledgement of it.

    Despite the filching, Oregon never released a statement on the matter to alert the public it was aware of the crimes and had disciplined its players.

    Oregon was prompted by the Register-Guard's report to then release a statement from Ducks coach Dana Altman. It reads: “We are disappointed with these two young men. We expect our student athletes to conduct themselves as solid members of this *community and team. Both are being disciplined internally."


    Even now, the school has not specified the exact type of punishment Cook and Abdul-Bassit are under


    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...n-players-arrested-last-month-for-shoplifting
     
  2. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Sick of this thug program. Altman is a scumbag. If Oregon had any class he'd have been out months ago.
     
  3. MtnBuff

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    They knew what their were getting and were fine with it.

    If he ends up getting fired it won't be because they aren't happy with his techniques of trying to win, it will be because the negative publicity doesn't come with enough wins.

    They expected more wins and a better job of keeping the negatives out of the media but it hasn't worked out that way.
     
  4. CarolinaBuff

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  5. CVilleBuff

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    This is going to blow up in Oregon's face eventually. At some point, something will happen and the national media will catch on to just how sleazy this dirtbag Altman truly is.
     
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    What baggage did Altman have before Oregon?
     
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    I actually quite enjoy sweeping that thug program annually.
     
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    Definitely my least favorite Pac-12 opponent.
     
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    yeah I'm not really sure about ths either. he didn't really seem to have any baggage coming into UO that I know of.
     
  10. Buffnik

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    Nothing public. There was a rub between him and Tad, but I don't know what that's from. Altman was scandal-free and had a really high graduation rate at Creighton. I think what's going on in his program now is an institutional issue for the most part. Altman sold his soul to get into the big tent is all. Oregon would accept no less.
     
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    Altman didn't have a bad rep when he was at Creighton. He did accept another job at.. Arkansas? then changed his mind and came back to Omaha for a season, but that's the only 'controversy' I recall. Things sure have changed since he arrived in Eugene.
     
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    Dana Altman = Tad's bitch.
     
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    It may well be an institutional problem and not Altman, but I personally don't consider Altman's lack of baggage before coming to Eugene to really matter. The way his program has operated in Eugene speaks for itself. The crime wave is bad enough. The constant attempts at covering it up are what makes it worse. If this continues (and there's zero reason to assume anything will change) it's going to be Altman who goes down, not Oregon.
     
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    He came back for 3 more seasons.
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Andy Katz is on it:

    [video]http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:11651644[/video]

    Held back from strongly criticizing Altman or Oregon. His take was more that these players owe Joseph Young a public apology since Young opted out of the draft to come back for this crap.

    I get Katz's point, but it felt like typical ESPN attitude of not really caring about violations or legal issues (except for the ratings bump they give during a news cycle). ESPN only cares that the product is as entertaining as possible. They want programs to cheat. They want them to stack their rosters regardless of behavior and academics. I think this has had a big impact on how programs and conferences conduct their business.
     
  16. MtnBuff

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    Does ESPN dare to upset Uncle Phil and his millions of dollars of advertising spending. I wonder how much Knights interest in the Oregon program influences the coverage given to the program both in quantity and in slant.

    I'm sure that the producers and reporters will tell you that it doesn't impact it but there is no way that the kind of spending that Nike puts into advertising doesn't at least get their attention.
     
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    It's not so much the advertising. It's more that any sportswriter knows that if he pisses off Knight it could mean getting blackballed by Nike athletes.
     
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    That absolutely as well but I also don't believe for a minute that the guys down in the sales department aren't thinking about keeping customers happy. They don't show what brand of beer athletes were drinking when they got their DUI's and they don't want to upset Mr. Knight.

    I'm sure whoever heads that account cares deeply about the chances that Nike decides to put 10% or more of their spending with ESPN elsewhere.
     
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    Just win baby!
     
  22. Buffnik

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    Did the rip off a Nike store?
     

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