Team preview: Oregon

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:16 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Thus far into his career as Oregon coach, Ernie Kent has proven adept at reloading.

For three straight years, Oregon has had a player selected in the first round of the NBA draft. And each following season, the Ducks found a replacement and continued to advance to postseason tournaments.

This year, the seventh-year Oregon coach has some major questions, with the loss of All-American Luke Jackson and no seniors returning. Still, Kent remains just as confident about the prospect of this year's team as those in the past.


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