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Tributes pour in for UArizona legend Lute Olson

Lute Olson statue outside the University of Arizona's Hall of Champions.
Posted at 10:14 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 02:05:58-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dozens of heartfelt tributes from players, coaches, institutions and fans across the country flowed through social media Thursday after news broke that legendary University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson died at the age of 85.

Here are a few:

UArizona alum and NBA champion Richard Jefferson:

UArizona alum, NBA champion player and coach Steve Kerr

UArizona alum and former NBA player Channing Frye:

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey:

Current UArizona basketball coach Sean Miller:

UArizona alum and college basketball coach Damon Stoudamire:

Phoenix Suns:

Former NBA player Isaiah Thomas:

Former NBA player Shaun Livingston: