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Zerogame
11-07-2008, 11:33 AM
The day UA coach Lute Olson announced his retirement, his ex-wife threatened the coach's doctor by placing a sheet ridden with bullet holes in his office, according to a restraining order granted against Christine Olson on Tuesday.

The order was obtained by Dr. Steven D. Knope and signed by judge Susan Bacal, saying Christine Olson was to have no contact of "any sort" with Knope.

According to court documents, Christine Olson called Knope's office on three occasions Oct. 23 looking to speak to him, but was told he was busy with patients.

Around 3 p.m., she arrived at the medical office and "behaved in a threatening manner" to staff members, according to the order.

After waiting 20 minutes, she walked past the reception area and to Knope's office, according to court documents. Upon entering the office, she placed a target practice sheet on his desk chair. It contained 25 bullet holes in the paper head and body, the report said.

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I caught some of Arizona’s exhibition win over Incarnate Word last night and a strange sight was that of assistant coach Mike Dunlap sitting way down the end of the bench next to the trainers. … Interim coach Russ Pennell has also promoted Lute Olson’s grandson, Matt Brase, from director of basketball operations to an assistant coach. (quote from Goodman).

No wonder everyone wants out.

ZagNative
11-07-2008, 07:30 PM
That is just crazy and a tragic way for a great coach to go out ... So sad and nutty ... Prayers for Lute tonight.

More here, in the Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=483329):

Lute Olson's ex-wife Christine reportedly threatened the former Arizona basketball coach's doctor on Oct. 23, the day Olson announced his retirement, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Christine Olson allegedly placed a target practice sheet on the doctor's desk chair. It contained bullet holes in the paper head and body, according to a court document.

Knope obtained a restraining order against Olson, and a judge said she was to have no contact of any sort with Knope. According to court documents, Christine Olson called the doctor's office three times that day and later arrived at his office and "behaved in a threatening manner" to staff members.

Knope said in court documents that Christine Olson had previously claimed that Knope "destroyed her marriage."

Lute Olson divorced Christine Olson last spring and is now engaged to another woman.

Lute Olson suffered a stroke within the last year, which caused him to leave his post as coach at Arizona.

HOOTER
11-07-2008, 08:00 PM
Why in the world wouldn't Few want to move down there? I just don't get it. ;)

JLGutrocks
11-07-2008, 10:57 PM
sounds like a pretty cush place to me.

MedZag
11-07-2008, 11:00 PM
Feel bad for Lute. Sounds like it was a situation of medical uncertainty, national scrutiny, and stress. Not fair to any of the parties involved.