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Hall of Fame Coach Lute Olson Passes Away

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died.. He was 85. Olson’s family said he died Thursday evening. The cause of death wasn’t given. Olson spent 24 seasons at Arizona, revitalizing a fan base in the desert while transforming a program that

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REPORT: Jason Terry headed to Arizona

According to a report by the The Athletic, Jason Terry will be named as an assistant coach at Arizona today. Terry, a 19-year NBA veteran and Wildcat alum, will replace Justin Gainey who was hired at Marquette back in April. Terry has most recently worked as the assistant GM for the Mavericks G-League team the

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Gainey returns to Marquette as Associate Head Coach

Justin Gainey, who served as director of operations with the men’s basketball program at Marquette for three seasons, is returning to the team as an associate head coach, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Friday morning. “We are excited to welcome Justin and the Gainey family back to Marquette,” Wojciechowski said.  “Justin is one of the nation’s

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Book Richardson gets 3-month prison sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona to three months in prison for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Emanuel “Book” Richardson received the sentence on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. Richardson had pleaded guilty earlier this year to accepting $20,000

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 2/11/19

Arizona AD Dave Heeke gave head basketball coach Sean Miller a vote of confidence this weekend. Miller has been taking a ton of heat lately thanks to the FBI investigation, the arrest of former assistant Book Richardson, and the imminent firing of suspended assistant coach Mark Phelps. “I want to be very, very clear about

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Arizona set to fire Assistant Basketball Coach Mark Phelps

Following up on a story from earlier tonight (Arizona suspends Phelps)… The University of Arizona has issued a statement on the status of current men’s basketball assistant coach Mark Phelps. After his attorney released a Facebook post announcing Phelps suspension amid an NCAA investigation, (and claiming his innocence), UA has responded with the following statement:

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