Former Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Lute Olson met with the media Thursday afternoon at the annual Lunch with Lute event, a benefit to raise funds for the Arizona Arthritis Center.
Damien Alameda of KOLD Channel 13 posted a story and video of Olson’s interview on the station’s web site.
Speaking about this season’s Arizona team, Olson said:
“You look at it last year, they had a lot of freshmen and sophomores. This year there will still only be one senior, Jamelle Horne. …
“I always said when I was coaching, the biggest change you’re going to see is between their freshman and sophomore year. They come in as freshmen and they have no clue what it’s going to be like. They finish that freshman season and begin working toward that sophomore season knowing exactly what they need to do.”
Arizona coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats will hold their annual Media Day on Tuesday.
KOLD-TV also has video of ex-Wildcats Joseph Blair’s introduction of Olson at the luncheon, when the retired coach still had something to teach his former player.