The 4 worst head coaching hires in Oregon men’s basketball history

FanSided NCAA staff writer Sam Fariss ranks the worst head coach hires in Oregon men's basketball history. Who led the Ducks down the drain?

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The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team was started in 1902 and the first few seasons, okay maybe the first seven seasons, were pretty abysmal. 

The program was just getting started and the athletic department itself wasn’t anything to be wowed by. Since Bill Hayward took over, yes that Hayward, the Ducks have had some truly incredible years in their history. 

Current head coach Dana Altman has won nearly 70 percent of his games with Oregon and hit his 750th career win with the team. In fact, Altman is the winningest coach in Oregon history. 

However, it hasn’t always been sunshine and butterflies for the Ducks. With slumps and lousy seasons, which head coaches have been the worst of the worst in Oregon history?

4. . 1992-97. Jerry Green. . player. Jerry Green. 515. 72-70 overall. Jerry Green

Coming from a successful stint at North Carolina-Asheville, Duck fans were hopeful that Jerry Green could turn around Oregon’s abysmal streak under previous head coach Don Monson.

Other than one great season midway through his time in Eugene, going 19-9 overall and making it to the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament in 1995, Green was a disappointment at Oregon.

Monson had two losing seasons and failed to take his team to either the NCAA Tournament or NIT in three of his five years with the Ducks. In his first two years in Eugene, Monson was at the helm of dreadful Pac-10 seasons. Oregon finished 9-27 over conference play from 1992-94.