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Temple Gives Chaney Extension


Temple extended the contract of basketball coach John Chaney through the 2002 season, the school announced Thursday.

"Coach Chaney exhibits both on and off the court the ideals of Temple University. As a great teacher and someone with unquestionable character, he is an inspirational leader for our student-athletes and sports fans across the country," Temple athletic director Dave O'Brien said in a statement.

Chaney, who has coached at Temple since 1982, has a 380-160 record with the Owls, the best in the school's history. Overall, Chaney has a 605-219 record in 27 years of college coaching.

Last season, Chaney led the Owls to a 24-11 record, the Atlantic 10 East Division championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament.

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