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Well done, Lute Olson

Posted on: April 1, 2008 6:57 pm
 

Kevin O'Neill had to go at Arizona, but frankly I'm surprised Lute Olson had the wherewithal to know it -- and the stones to do it.

O'Neill, who joined Olson's staff before this past season and then replaced him on an interim basis, has been ripping Olson behind his back. Just crushing him. How do I know this? Because I've talked to several people -- not one; several -- who were on the receiving end of O'Neill's rants against Olson. O'Neill isn't as smart as he thinks if he thought his hammerings of Olson weren't going to come out. Good grief, Kevin. This stuff always comes out.

O'Neill wasn't just the Wildcats' interim coach. He was their next coach, or at least, he thought he was. Arizona made him that verbal promise months ago, and O'Neill accepted it. Last week when Olson announced he was returning to the team for the 2008-09 season, O'Neill said he would be back at Olson's side.

Apparently not. Olson seems to have fired O'Neill, and let me tell you, the pink slip was deserved. This is a bad guy, OK? Kevin O'Neill is simply not a good dude, and Olson -- whose program has been crushed by other bad dudes masquerading as players -- was able to sniff this one out. Good for you, Lute Olson.

Shame on you, Kevin O'Neill.

Go back to the NBA, you back-stabbing leach. You don't deserve to work in college basketball ever again.

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Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2008 9:56 pm
 

Well done, Lute Olson

And if you're going to whine about the reporting on a blog, you should probably do some research yourself and show us all how it's done.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2008 9:52 pm
 

Well done, Lute Olson

Okay. That's a nice perspective. It would be more believable if you offered anything more than speculation. If you have sources, why not quote something, at least anonymously? If you're going to call someone obtuse, deceitful and a bad person, substantiate it.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2008 9:48 pm
 

Well done, Lute Olson

Didn't seem like the players respected O'Neill and never bought into his system.  Team was WAY to talented to play as poorly as they did this season.  If Bayless stays... it's because he is gone!  I don't think Olson is the best person ever.. but one of the best coaches over the past dozen years or so!




Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2008 9:25 pm
 

Well done, Lute Olson

I hope you're not trying to say that that nutty, pitiful old man is a good man? Good basketball coach? Yes, good man? Since you have your tentacles extended to catch every bit of stink, tune in to what the recently dismissed Mrs. Olson has to say about Mr. Clean. Trash is trash, regardless of whether it's disloyal coaching trash or insane marital trash.



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2008 9:07 pm
 

Well done, Lute Olson

As a native midwesterner, I have always had the impression that Lute Olson was a standup guy, I don't have any hard evidence to back that up, just a gut feel.  That same sentiment has never applied to Kevin O'Neill who roamed the coaches box at Northwestern and Marquette some years back.  O'Neill always had a filthy mouth and left you with that sort of slimy feel. 

As for Doyel's latest Dribble, I don't alwyas agree with him, but he's "spot on the money" himself here.




Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2008 7:37 pm
 

Well done, Lute Olson

Doyel, I'm stunned. I can't remember the last time you actually gave any props to Lute, and Arizona basketball as a whole. I didn't realize that O'Neil's Olson-bashing was so rampant.

Apparently not. Olson seems to have fired O'Neill, and let me tell you, the pink slip was deserved. This is a bad guy, OK? Kevin O'Neill is simply not a good dude, and Olson -- whose program has been crushed by other bad dudes masquerading as players -- was able to sniff this one out. Good for you, Lute Olson.

Shame on you, Kevin O'Neill.

Go back to the NBA, you back-stabbing leach. You don't deserve to work in college basketball ever again.


Very strong words, and very well directed.

Thanks. We Arizona fans will be happy to show him the way out of Tucson, in case he gets lost.


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