Tag:Sean Sutton
Posted on: February 12, 2010 1:03 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2010 1:06 pm

Sean Sutton arrested, admits addiction to pills

Former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton was arrested Thursday in Stillwater on complaints of attempting to possess controlled and dangerous substances, the Tulsa World is reporting.

Sutton remained jailed Friday morning.

Charges are expected to be filed later Friday.

According to an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman, Sutton admitted to agents that he's addicted to pain killers. The report claims that Sutton tried to obtain drugs from several doctors by fraudulent means, and through shipments from the states of Washington and New York.

Sutton coached Oklahoma State for two full seasons from 2006 to 2008.

He led the Cowboys to the NIT both seasons.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: July 15, 2008 11:29 pm

Sutton's name is gonna be smaller

First Oklahoma State pushed Sean Sutton out after just two years on the job.

Now they've downsized his Daddy's name on the court.

And my guess is the next move is to have the entire family move out of the state, Scott included. I'm kidding, of course, but it's no secret power broker T. Boone Pickens (and by extension athletic director Mike Holder) do not have a great relationship with the Sutton family, which is why I'm sure they're not too bothered by the fact that the winning bid for the new court -- selected by fans using an online poll -- has a reduced replica of Eddie Sutton's signature that stretched across the old court ... although it seems they still might not have gotten what they wanted, i.e., a court without Sutton's signature.

To back this point I'll tell you that only three of the eight designs under consideration featured Sutton's signature.

How is that possible considering the freaking thing is officially named Eddie Sutton Court?

Anyway, here are links to the old court and new court.

So you can see the difference for yourself.

Posted on: April 15, 2008 1:42 pm

And then there were two ...

Providence's hiring of Keno Davis means there are now just two BCS-affiliated jobs open.

1. Oklahoma State

2. Stanford

Put another way, the coaching carousel is nearing a stop, and the two schools' athletic directors -- OSU's Mike Holder and Stanford's Bob Bowlsby -- are under a tremendous amount of pressure to make a great hire, though for completely different reasons.

Holder has to make a nice hire because he opted to remove Sean Sutton, a controversial move given how it came after just two seasons and alienated the school from the Sutton family. It's one thing to do that to get Bill Self, quite another to do it just to do it. Meantime, Bowlsby is in a tougher spot. By any measuring stick he completely misjudged his situation with Trent Johnson, let the coach's contract dwindle to one year  and -- for lack of a better phrase -- pissed off Johnson to the point where he felt obligated to accept an offer from LSU. How that happens to a man who just made three NCAA tournaments in four years, I'll never know. But it happened to Johnson, and if Bowlsby can't find a suitable replacement he'll be forever ridiculed for running off a good coach and failing to find another.

Either way, college basketball is getting close to calming down.

That's my favorite part.

With any luck, everything will be done by the  end of the week, if not sooner.
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