Olson weighs in on U of M staff hires

When former Arizona coach Lute Olson told his wife Kelly about Luke Walton being hired by Josh Pastner as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis, there was truly only one appropriate way to react.
August 22, 2011

Olson Speaks

Lute Olson held a press conference on Tuesday. Here are some of the quotes.
April 1, 2008

Olson to Return at Conclusion of the Season

University of Arizona Athletics Director Jim Livengood today confirmed that Lute Olson would return to his position as head coach of the Wildcats basketball team at the conclusion of the current season.
March 10, 2008

Coaching succession plan announced

A succession plan for the head basketball coach position at the University of Arizona was announced tody, with Athletic Director Jim Livengood designating Kevin O'Neill to succeed Hall of Famer Lute Olson when Olson's tenure as head coach concludes.
December 18, 2007

Olson not fully back

A day after Lute Olson made an appearance at a UA basketball practice, Tucson was wondering just what was the status of the Hall of Fame coach. Nothing would be answered until the afternoon press conference. So just who showed up and who is on the bench for Wednesday night's game?
November 27, 2007

Olson attends practice

Lute Olson has returned to the Wildcats, at least for one night. The Wildcat head coach was at practice on Monday night.
November 26, 2007

O'Neill named interim coach

On the heels of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson asking for a leave of absence to deal with "personal matters", Kevin O'Neill was named interim head coach of the Arizona basketball program. Both O'Neil and athletic director Jim Livengood insisted that this was only a temporary.
November 4, 2007

Olson to take leave of absence

According to Arizona Media Relations, Athletic Director Jim Livengood will hold a 12:30 press conference to announce a leave of absence by head coach Lute Olson.
November 4, 2007