TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Lute Olson has retired after 24 years with the Wildcats.
Athletic director Jim Livengood confirmed Olson's decision after
hours of news reports speculating about the 74-year-old Hall of
ESPN's Dick Vitale first reported the story, saying Olson would
be replaced by assistant coach Mike Dunlap, a former Denver Nuggets
assistant and Metro State coach who joined the program in May.
Olson missed all of last season after taking a personal leave of
absence for what he later termed "a medical condition that was not
When Olson returned from his leave in April, he said he planned
to coach for the remainder of his contract, which runs through
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