Olson says he touted Simon for new jobby Steve Rivera on May. 14, 2008, under Special, Sports
Miles Simon is out as assistant coach at Arizona, but basketball coach Lute Olson said on Jody Oehler’s radio show on 1490 AM on Tuesday that he’s put in a good word for Simon for a possible opening at Stanford.
Olson, who is out of town for a pair of granddaughter graduations, has declined to speak of Simon’s dismissal to the Citizen, but told Oehler it was “an administrative” decision.
Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood on Monday again declined to speak about Simon’s nonrenewal, saying he doesn’t talk about personnel issues.
Olson said he’s spoken to different programs, letting them know, “It’s not a case of my being unhappy with anything that Miles had done.”
• Olson said what Nic Wise decides to do is up to him. Wise, who would be a junior this fall, said he’s “50-50″ on returning to the team.
“I’ve always been a firm believer if someone wants to be there or they don’t, and if they don’t, they should make their move,” Olson said.
Not a ringing endorsement for a sure return, is it?