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Basketball coach Joe Scott signs extension

University of Denver men’s basketball head coach Joe Scott has signed a contract extension through the 2014–15 season.

“We are proud of the progress that Coach Scott and his staff have made since coming to Denver,” says Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and Ritchie Center operations. “We remain committed to making DU the premier basketball program in the Front Range, and Joe Scott is the coach to lead our program to that level.”

Scott has increased the Pioneers win total in each of his two seasons at Denver, including a 21-6 record at Magness Arena.

“My staff and I are committed to building a sustainable winning program here at Denver,” Scott says. “Our administration is proving that they have the same commitment, and we will continue working together toward that goal. I like the progress we have made, but we still have work to do and are looking forward to the challenge.”

With the youngest team in the nation last season, the Pioneers were 18th in field-goal percentage and 22nd in scoring defense, while Nate Rohnert became just the third All-Sun Belt Conference first team member in team history. Scott returns his top eight players while adding three freshmen in 2009¬¬–10.

The terms of the three-year extension were not disclosed.

Season tickets for the 2009–10 Denver Pioneers are currently on sale. Ticket packages start at $64. Individual game tickets go on sale Oct. 5. Admission for DU students is free with a Pioneer Card. For more information, visit or call 303-871-4667.

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