Former University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is in good condition after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend, his physician said.
The 84-year-old Olson was admitted to Banner University Medical Center-Tucson on Saturday. David Labiner, chairman of the UA department of neurology, said Olson “is expected to make a full recovery but will likely need some rehabilitation therapy after his discharge from the hospital.”
The hospital offered no further details.
A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Olson is the winningest coach in UA basketball history. He led the Wildcats to the 1997 NCAA championship in basketball, the crowning moment to date in UA athletics history, and his teams also played in three other Final Fours (1988, 1994 and 2001).
Over 24 seasons at Arizona between 1983 and 2007, Olson went 589-187 and won 11 Pac-10 championships before retiring amid health concerns in October 2008.
Olson announced in October 2007 he was taking an indefinite leave of absence for what he called a “medical condition that is not life-threatening,” and wound up missing the entire season.