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    Lon Kruger to retire as Oklahoma MBB head coach



    NORMAN, Okla. - Silver Lake-native Lon Kruger will retire as head coach of the Oklahoma men’s basketball team.

    Kruger has led the Sooners for the past decade, amassing 195 wins to 128 losses (.604).

    “It’s been an honor to serve the University of Oklahoma as its head men’s basketball coach over the last 10 years,” Kruger said in a statement. “The people here are certainly amazing and our family is so grateful for the kindness and support expressed by Sooner Nation throughout the past decade.”

    Kruger served as head coach at six NCAA Division I schools during his career: Texas Pan-American, K-State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV and Oklahoma.

    He is the only coach to win an NCAA Tournament game with five programs. His 674 wins are the 11th-most by an active coach, and the 27th-most all-time.

    ”Lon’s legacy at the University of Oklahoma will be of unbridled excitement and deep kindness,” OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. said. “His impact these last ten years on our student-athletes and the larger Sooner Nation is truly remarkable. He is permanently a part of our of OU family and we are incredibly grateful for the gift of his leadership within OU Athletics, and for his deep love for our university. After decades of shepherding elite programs, Lon has earned a well-deserved retirement. We wish him well and will proudly take a front row seat to see where his journey leads.”

    “The leadership of Joe Castiglione and President Harroz has established an incredible culture and standard that is better than any coach could have asked for,” Kruger continued. W”e have such a deep appreciation for the players, coaches and fans. There truly is ‘Only One Oklahoma’ and it’s a great honor to be a Sooner for life.”

    Kruger also played basketball at K-State, leading the Wildcats to back-to-back league titles in 1972 and 1973. He finished with 1,063 points in his three seasons in Manhattan.

  • #2
    Dude made a great living rehabbing embattled programs without drawing attention to himself.

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    • #3
      Maybe KU will lure him out of "retirement" sometime next month when Self announces that he's leaving for the NBA ahead of the NCAA kicking us in the nuts.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FrobozMumbar View Post
        Maybe KU will lure him out of "retirement" sometime next month when Self announces that he's leaving for the NBA ahead of the NCAA kicking us in the nuts.
        That troll would work a lot better on TOS.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WolfShirtSophomore View Post

          That troll would work a lot better on TOS.
          Feel free to drop it in the water there and claim it as your own. I no longer frequent that particular establishment.

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          • #6
            Any decent recruits/transfers we can potentially poach?

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            • #7
              Lon is a class act, all around good guy. Hope he enjoys retirement.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by okjayhawker View Post
                Lon is a class act, all around good guy. Hope he enjoys retirement.
                He can rub my balls. But in a good way. There’s nothing wrong with that.

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                • #9
                  Loyola Chicago's Porter Moser, one of the hottest mid-major coaches in the country, has been hired as the men's basketball coach at Oklahoma.

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                  • #10
                    So how well will he do without Sister Jean ?

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                    • #11
                      Great get for the Sooners.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cyclist View Post

                        So how well will he do without Sister Jean ?
                        As soon as she passes, she will be canonized as St. Jean of Chi-town and Moser will be wearing one of her phalanges around his neck as a Holy Relic.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cyclist View Post

                          So how well will he do without Sister Jean ?
                          You didn’t hear? Moser slipped in a clause requiring the university to go Jesuit. Tough but fair.

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                          • #14
                            So OU replaced both their men’s and women’s hoops coaches this spring

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