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The University of Arkansas will announce current Creighton basketball coach Dana Altman as the 14th hoops coach in the school's history and only fourth in 33 years at 5 p.m. this afternoon at Bud Walton Arena.

Sources in both Arkansas and Nebraska have confirmed that current Creighton basketball coach Dana Altman will become only the fourth Razorback basketball coach in the past 33 years later today.

Altman, a 21-year head coaching veteran with a career head coaching mark of 466-232 and nine straight 20-win seasons, will be announced to the public at 5 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena and then he and the Razorbacks players will meet with the media.

He has led the Blue Jays to 7 NCAA Tournaments in his 14 years at the school, including two of the last three seasons, and was 260-141 ioverall at Creighton.

Creighton, who ended the season 22-11 with a loss to Nevada in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, was the preseason No. 19 team in the Associated Press rankings.

The Bluejays sold out their 16,000-seat arena this season.

Altman, who is 48, and his wife Reva have four kids - Jordan (22), Chase (20), Spencer (18) and Audra (14).

He follows in the footsteps of former Razorback coach Eddie Sutton, who left Creighton to come to Arkansas in 1974, and was followed by Nolan Richardson in 1985 and then Stan Heath, who was not retained after being the head coach from 2002-2007.

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