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Fran Dunphy was officially introduced as the next coach of Temple University's men's basketball team this afternoon at the Liacouras Center. The coach of Penn for 17 years is taking over for Hall of Fame coach John Chaney at the helm of the Owls, making him the first man to preside over two Big 5 programs. "It's an exciting time for me," Dunphy said from the same podium where Chaney announced his retirement four weeks ago. "His impact on me has been great over the past 17 years I've had a chance to coach against him." Chaney joined hundreds of members of the Temple family on hand to welcome the new coach. There were also plenty of Quakers faithful there to say goodbye including former assistant coach Steve Donahue, who left the Palestra to assume the head coaching job at Cornell in 2000. "He's been a great leader," Donahue said. "He's done a tremendous job." Dunphy compiled a record of 310-163 with the Quakers winning 10 Ivy League titles and making nine trips to the NCAA Tournament. Tomorrow's DP will have complete coverage of the transition for Dunphy and for Penn.

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