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Lute Olson is ...

Born 22 Sep 1934 in Mayville
Died 27 Aug 2020 in Tucson
Age85 years, 11 months
Lute Olson
Lute Olson
en:Lute Olson, former coach of the en:Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team.

About Lute Olson

Robert Luther "Lute" Olson (September 22, 1934 – August 27, 2020) was an American basketball coach, who was inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of the Arizona Wildcats men's team for 25 years. He was also head coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes for nine years and Long Beach State 49ers for one season. Known for player development, many of his former players have gone on to have impressive careers in the NBA. On October 23, 2008, Olson announced his retirement from coaching. Olson died on August 27, 2020, at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona after suffering from a stroke. He was 85 years old.


Olson was hospitalized in 2019 after suffering a stroke, and was moved into hospice care in August 2020. On August 27, 2020, Olson died at the age of 85.