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NCAA President Mark Emmert statement on the passing of Lute Olson

“Lute Olson was a legend in the world of college basketball who impacted the sport and the lives of student-athletes, fellow coaches, athletics administrators and community members. His success as a coach was mirrored by his ability to genuinely care for each and every one of the players he met. While the world will remember him for building a powerhouse program and making one of the most impressive title runs in NCAA history, he also will be remembered for being a class act and mentor to those around him. We send our deepest condolences to the Olson family during this time.” 

– Mark Emmert, NCAA President