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Lute Olson Leaving Arizona ... Or Not

ESPN's Dick Vitale reported on the SportsCenter this morning that Arizona men's basketball coach Lute Olson is stepping down because of failing health and that Arizona will "conduct a national search" for a new coach. Olson did miss practice yesterday and also failed to show up at an annual Rotary Club of Tuscon luncheon for the first time in 18 years due to "health related reasons," otherwise known as "not feeling well." However, the Sports Information Office at the University of Arizona told Deadspin that it's "just a report by Dick Vitale" and "there's nothing to it." So... who's full of it? There's been no follow up or corroboration on ESPN or as of yet, but we'll keep an eye on it. Developing! UPDATE: U of A denies to the report to ESPN as well. • Olson misses practice, annual Rotary luncheon [Arizona Daily Star]


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