Head Coach Q&As: Arizona's Lute Olson

September 24th, 2008

College Basketball's Best Coaches

CollegeHoops.net is lucky to have access to some of the best coaches in college basketball. As part of our preseason interview series, we thought it would be appropriate to ask these basketball minds about the best things that their team and college basketball has to offer.


Lute Olson: Arizona

We continue this month long Q&A Series with legendary Arizona coach Lute Olson, a guy whose been winning NCAA Tournament games since before I was born (literally). Coach Olson was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer some quick questions for CollegeHoops.net:



CollegeHoops.net) Who are the best leaders on this year's squad?


Lute Olson) Nic Wise and Chase Budinger    (Ed: Both are juniors)


CHN) What will be the best strength of this year's team?


LO) Quickness.  Definitely our quickness.  I think we are going to be a very quick team on the floor.


CHN) What's the best change you've made in your coaching style in recent seasons?


LO) I haven't made any changes to my coaching style.  I'm just finding better ways to teach what we have always believed in.


CHN) What's the best arena you visit during the year?


LO) Mac Court in Oregon.


CHN) If everything goes according to plan, what's the best case scenario this season?


LO) We will contend for the Pac-10 title and make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.


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