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Lute Olson Hall Of Fame Tribute Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 25, 2002
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Nov. 25, 2002

A variety of events will be held this week to commemorate Coach Lute Olson's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Beginning Monday, November 25, the Naismith International Basketball Foundation will bring its traveling tour to the Park Place Mall (west wing). The exhibit will be open during mall hours, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday Night, and Friday afternoon.

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2003 - The Lute Olson Tribute Reception at the Sheraton El Conquistador Resort, 6:30PM - 8:30PM. President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, John Doleva will present Coach Olson with his Hall of Fame jacket and ring. Also in attendance will be Manny Jackson, CEO of the Harlem Globetrotters (fellow hall of fame 2002 inductee).

  • Wednesday, November 27 - Arizona vs NAU Basketball Post-game ceremony. Naismith International Basketball Foundation will present Coach Olson with the International Sportsmanship Award and the Athletics Department will recognize his Hall of Fame induction.

  • Friday, November 29 - Arizona vs ASU Football game half-time, Ian Naismith a member of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, President Likins and Athletics Director Jim Livengood will recognize Lute Olson at half-time.
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