It was obvious early in the game that it was going to be a track meetArizona 88, Notre Dame 71 Mar 27, 2003
Probably a little bit like California in terms of having really good perimeter players, great shootersNCAA Preview: Notre Dame vs. Arizona Mar 26, 2003
It's the type of game where it's hard for anyone to loseArizona 96, Gonzaga 95 (2OT) Mar 22, 2003
I'm not sure that (the loss to UCLA in the Pac-10 Tournament Thursday) might not help us going inKentucky, Arizona top NCAA bracket Mar 16, 2003
We just need to get back and get regrouped and be ready to play wherever they send usPac-10 Conference Roundup Mar 14, 2003
Robert Luther "Lute" Olson (born September 22, 1934) is a retired American men's basketball coach. He was most recently head coach at the University of Arizona for a period of 25 years. He was also head coach at the University of Iowa for 9 years and California State University, Long Beach for one season. Olson was known for player development, and many of his former players have gone on to impressive careers in the NBA after having played under him. On October 23, 2008 Olson announced his retirement from coaching.
Olson was born in Mayville, North Dakota of Norwegian-American parentage, and is a graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to his tenure with the Arizona Wildcats, Olson coached the University of Iowa and Long Beach State basketball teams, Long Beach City College four years, after having coached high school teams in Mahnomen and Two Harbors, Minnesota, and Anaheim and Huntington Beach, California.
In his first and only season at Long Beach State, he led the team to an undefeated conference record and a Big West championship. He coached Iowa to a Final Four appearance in 1980, losing to eventual NCAA champion Louisville in the national semifinal. After leading the Hawkeyes to the Sweet Sixteen in 1983, Olson surprised many by leaving for an Arizona program that was one of the worst in the nation. He said he left Iowa because life there had become a "fishbowl" and he needed a change.