Lute Olson, a name often mentioned in the same breath as John Wooden, will now be mentioned in the same breath as backwards Game hats and conch shell necklaces. That's right, a press release from Pi Kappa Alpha informs us that the Silver Fox is now a member of the fraternity known collectively as the Pikes.
The University of Arizona has its long-standing head basketball coach back on the bench, but he apparently upped his prickliness quotient during his season-long leave of absence . First order of business? Fire the guy who kept the ship afloat while you were gone. Kevin O'Neill, who was at one point penciled in as…
Arizona's basketball team is playing in
Chicago right now without head coach, and that's something they'll have to get used to. Responding to mounting pressure from the media and within his own program Lute Olson announced that he won't return to the team this season, and now we know why.
Legendary Arizona Wildcats coach Lute Olson surprised everyone with yesterday's announcement that he's leaving the team for an undisclosed amount of time, effective immediately.
Best wishes go to University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson, who is taking a leave of absence from coaching. He isn't saying why, but Chris McCosky is pretty sure it's not because of a dirt bike. [Arizona Republic]