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Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:36 pm
Edited on: April 1, 2011 2:57 pm
 
UNLV's Lon Kruger will be named Oklahoma's next men's basketball coach, according to the Oklahoman.

The newspaper reported Friday afternoon that Kruger and OU have agreed in principle on a contract worth more than $2 million annually after running a headline Thursday night that read "Scratch off Bruce Weber, Lon Kruger as OU candidates." Reached by phone, Kruger told CBSSports.com that he had not yet seen the report. When told what it said, he declined comment.

Kruger, 58, has taken UNLV to four NCAA tournaments in seven seasons.

He is a native of Kansas.

Oklahoma fired Jeff Capel last month.
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

What a mistake.  UNLV is a much better job than OU.  He had something going at UNLV and this was a dumb move on his part.



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

What a shame.  Kruger did what none of his predecessors at UNLV could do.  Win w/ a "clean" program.  He never got to the championship level of the Tarkanian teams, but he never had any of the embarrassment either.  From what I understand, he did alot of work in the community was becoming a recognizable part of the Vegas community. 



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

I'm in Nevada and there are MAJOR budgetary cuts going on right now and everything is on the table.  I believe there has even been some talk of cutting sports programs.  UNLV basketball and UNR football are about the only programs in the state worth saving.
That being said, I don't blame Kruger for taking off.  I wish him all the best.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

The guy is 58, Oklahoma might be his final school.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

You're actually surprised Kruger left UNLV.  Why?  It's Lon Kruger, that's what Lon Kruger does.  How many Division I jobs has this guy had?  The grass always seems to be greener on the other side for this guy.  He'll probably build a nice program at Oklahoma, he'll probably win some games at Oklahoma, but he will definitely leave Oklahoma.



Since: Jul 4, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Report: Kruger to be next OU coach

Wow this is horrible. Despite all the rumors I didn't think that Kruger was actually going to leave. I guess everyone that was calling for his head after this season should be happy for pushing him out. Thats the problem with UNLV fans now, without Kruger the fans were furious that UNLV wasn't making the NCAA tournament, now with Kruger here the fans are in an outcry because we can't make it past the first weekend in the tournament. Nothing is ever good enough. The sad fact is is that this isn't 1990 anymore and UNLV isnt the franchise it used to be. Back to irrelevancy UNLV goes. Definitely a bad day for UNLV fans and the city of Las Vegas


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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 3:08 pm
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