The Cougars made the announcement on Monday afternoon, after the sides agreed to a five-year contract. Athletic director Bill Moos had said on his radio show earlier in the day that he hoped to have his coaching search wrapped up soon. Kent is expected to be introduced at a news conference Wednesday.
Kent replaces Ken Bone, who was fired on March 18.
Kent was the coach at Oregon from 1997 to 2010. He took the Ducks to five NCAA tournaments, including two trips to the Elite Eight, and was hired by Moos when he was the Oregon athletic director in 1997.
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