Westhead won't return as UO womens coach

Westhead won't return as UO womens coach
Oregon Ducks head coach Paul Westhead argues with the referees during the Oregon Women Basketball's 88-78 loss against the Trojans on Friday night. Alan Sylvestre, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - In 2009, then-athletic director Pat Kilkenny scored big when he replaced University of Oregon womens basketball coach Bev Smith with NBA and WNBA champion coach Paul Westhead.

But on Tuesday, the athletic department announced that Westhead's contract ends March 31 and will not be renewed.

The coach told his team Tuesday afternoon before practice.

He will finish the season with his team.