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NCAA: Steve Patterson Leaves ASU to Become Texas AD
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NCAA: Steve Patterson Leaves ASU to Become Texas AD

Nov 6 2013, 12:41am CST | by

Steve Patterson leaves his post as Arizona State athletic director to call the shots for Texas Longhorns athletics, a position vacated by the legendary DeLoss Dodds.

Steve Patterson is the new athletic director at the University of Texas.  This was confirmed by no less than the Texas Longhorns' official athletic website on Nov. 5. Patterson, who becomes the 10th...

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NCAA: Steve Patterson Leaves ASU to Become Texas AD

Nov 6 2013, 12:41am CST | by

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Steve Patterson leaves his post as Arizona State athletic director to call the shots for Texas Longhorns athletics, a position vacated by the legendary DeLoss Dodds.

Steve Patterson is the new athletic director at the University of Texas

This was confirmed by no less than the Texas Longhorns' official athletic website on Nov. 5. Patterson, who becomes the 10th athletics director in school history, replaces DeLoss Dodds who is stepping down after 32 years as athletic director. 

University president Bill Powers said Patterson's impressive credentials, which include stints with the NBA's Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers as well as the NFL's Houston Texans, earned him the nod. 

"Steve Patterson emerged as the perfect candidate to build on Texas' athletic success and DeLoss Dodds' legacy. Steve helped build an NBA championship team and brought the Super Bowl game to Houston. Far more important, he's run a winning program at Arizona State that places students first and is committed to their lifelong success." 

According to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News, Patterson was given a five-year deal worth $1.4 million annually. This makes him one of the highest-paid athletic directors in the country. His predecessor, Dodds, earned $1.1 million. 

Dodds managed a budget of $163.3 million. He remains under contract until August 31, 2014 and will assume a part-time consulting role with the athletics department.  

Carlton also elaborated on the challenges which Patterson immediately faces. 

"Patterson,55, will take over the nation's wealthiest athletic department but one with underperforming major programs and turmoil involving President Bill Powers and the school's Board of Regents. His first major decision could involve the future of football coach Mack Brown." 

Patterson beat out West Virginia athletics director Oliver Luck, who "thought he had it," per ESPN. The latter is the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. 

Arizona State president Michael Crow gave his well wishes to Patterson, who has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas.

"During his stay at ASU, Steve Patterson has positioned Sun Devil athletics to continue its forward momentum well into the future. I well understand his desire to return to his home state and wish him well at the University of Texas." 

Crow named senior vice president James Rund as Arizona State's interim athletic director while the university conducts a nationwide search for Patterson's permanent replacement. 



 
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