TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -Lute Olson's doctor says the former Arizona basketball coach had a stroke within the last year and he advised him to retire.
The 74-year-old Olson suddenly announced his retirement last week, two days after he appeared at the Wildcats' media day. He said at the time he was ``energized'' and looking forward to his 25th season with Arizona.
Dr. Steven Knope said Tuesday an MRI confirmed the stroke, which left Olson with severe depression and impaired judgment.
Olson took a leave of absence last season for what he later termed a ``medical condition that was not life-threatening.''

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail TCU vs. Central Florida Prediction Which No. 4 seed will reach the NIT Tournament finals tonight when Central Florida faces TCU in the semifinals at...
Thumbnail Bakersfield vs. Georgia Tech Pick In an improbable NIT Tournament semifinal, eighth-seeded CSU Bakersfield will face off with No. 6 Georgia Tech tonight at 7PM ET. Which team will come away with a win...
Thumbnail Final Four Odds The NCAA Tournament is down to its Final Four. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this year’s national championship.
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. UNC Total Pick Will the South Regional Finalbetween North Carolinaand Kentuckybe another high-scoring game? Here’s our take on the total.
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. North Carolina Prediction The final ticket to the Final Four will be punched today at 5:05PM ET when No. 1 North Carolina takes on No. 2 Kentucky in the...

NCAAB Team Pages