ESPN is reporting that Lute Olson is stepping down as the head basketball coach at the University of Arizona, reportedly for health reasons. I attended the U of A, starting in 1986 – a year after Lute Olson took over there. In 1988, he took the first Arizona team to the Final Four, and the U of A has been a basketball powerhouse ever since.
I wish Lute all happiness, and thank him for the great memories.
It’s been a while since I thought about this, but look at the roster of the 1987-1988 Wildcat team:
Sean Elliott (San Antonio Spurs)
Tom Tolbert (several NBA teams, including Golden State)
Steve Kerr (Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs)
Kenny Lofton (pro baseball)