Lute Olson to Step Down?

October 23rd, 2008

ESPN* is reporting that Lute Olson will step down as Arizona head basketball coach. However, as noted in the ESPN report, Arizona has strictly denied this development. This report comes a day after Olson missed a practice and a usual Rotary Club luncheon due to health reasons. Arizona staff simply claimed Olson wasn't feeling well.

More on the Olson saga as it unfolds. He is a legendary hall-of-famer, eighth all-time in career wins, with a record of 780-280, but by this point, I think most average college basketball fans are tired of his continuing soap-opera.


* The source is Dick Vitale.. which means this might not have much validity. Now FoxSports is also claiming another "insider source" confirmed the news.


** Olson recently did a small Q&A for CHN. Perhaps that put him over the edge..