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Lute Olson

Lute Olson
Lute Olson Coach

Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 2002

Lute Olson averaged nearly 23 wins a season in over 30 years of coaching. He was a two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year and took the Iowa Hawkeyes to NCAA Final Four in 1980. A seven-time Pac 10 Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in 1988 & 1990, Olson led the Arizona Wildcats to a National Championship in 1997. On October 23, 2008, Olson announced his retirement from coaching.

Where They Are Now
Head Coach, University of Arizona
Where They Were
Long Beach State University 1974-1974
University of Iowa 1975-1983
University of Arizona 1984-2008