Vitale: Honoring Lute Olson, a players’ coach and a class act

ESPN: I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson, who was one of the classiest guys I’ve met in my 42 years in broadcasting.

He was a winner — a Frank Lloyd Wright-type architect at the University of Arizona. Olson set the stage for that success in Tucson as a junior college coach, then was successful at Long Beach State and Iowa, taking the Hawkeyes to the Final Four in 1980.







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