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Keith Dambrot Will Return To Duquesne For 2023 Season

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Losing brings uneasiness, unhappiness and people to blame for the problems.

The Duquesne Dukes are in the middle of a 13-game losing streak and will finish the season with a losing record for the first time under Keith Dambrot.

Despite increasing the teams win total from 16 to 19 to 21 in his first three seasons and this being the only bad season during his tenure, questions surrounding Dambrot and whether he would return next season have been brought up. However, any thoughts that the 63-year-old wouldn’t be back were squashed today.

To anyone familiar with the history of Duquesne men’s basketball and with this being the first sign of trouble, the fact that Dambrot’s job security is being discussed seemed silly but, I guess, the question had to be asked.

I reached out to Dambrot to get his reaction to people talking about his job security with the Dukes and his fire to turn this around in 2023.

“I guess when you’re as bad as we are this year it becomes news,” Dambrot told PSN. “I’ve done a good job until this aberration. So far, so good as far as fire. Hasn’t been easy though.”

Dambrot used the term aberration and that appears to be a fitting word considering that with Akron, he compiled a career record of 305-139 (.687) and despite this horrendous season, still has a career record of 71-67 (.514). The last time that a Dambrot coached team has endured this type of struggles was in his second season at Central Michigan, in 1992-93, when they finished 8-18.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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