Thursday, October 23, 2008
Lute Olson is stepping down
You knew this was going to happen some time but you weren't sure how you would feel about it. The time has come and Arizona's biggest legend is retiring according to ESPN's Dick Vitale.
Olson didn't show up to practice Wednesday and missed his annual Rotary Club preseason meeting. Assistant coach Reggie Geary claimed Olson was battling laryngitis.
Associate coach Mike Dunlap will take over the head coaching duties on an interim basis, according to Vitale's report.
The 74-year old Olson took a leave of absence last season though denied it was health related.
The Empire will have more on Olson in the coming days.