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FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel)
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FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel)

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