Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson, who built Arizona into a national power and guided the Wildcats to the school’s only NCAA championship, has died at age 85.
Olson was hospitalized last year after suffering a stroke, and was recently moved into hospice care.
His death Thursday was confirmed by family to Arizona media outlets.
Arizona legend Lute Olson is one of five Division I coaches with at least 20 consecutive 20-win seasons.
Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson has died at 85 years old. pic.twitter.com/2tyCrkOcNn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 28, 2020
“He had no weaknesses as a coach.”
Sean Miller on the passing of Hall of Fame coach and basketball icon Lute Olson. #BearDown pic.twitter.com/ysLHeWS8Hq
— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) August 28, 2020