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Eddie Sutton to coach San Francisco

Dec. 26, 2007 at 9:25 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The University of San Francisco announced Wednesday Eddie Sutton would come out of retirement to coach its basketball team on an interim basis.

Coach Jessie Evans has taken a leave of absence from the school for the rest of the season.

The Dons are 4-8 this year, having lost five of their last six games. They play again on Friday at Weber State and Sutton will be on the bench for that one.

Sutton has 798 career victories. He retired from the head coaching job at Oklahoma State after taking a medical leave of absence brought on by injuries sustained in an alcohol-related car accident. Sutton pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence.

Sutton is fifth on the all-time victory list behind Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Adolph Rupp and Jim Phelan.

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