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Longtime Oklahoma State coach Sutton retires

Updated: May 19, 2006, 9:02 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Two victories shy of his 800th win, Eddie Sutton decided it was time to leave college basketball and let his son coach Oklahoma State.

The 70-year-old coach retired Friday, ending a 36-year career in which he made three trips to the Final Four and became the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament.

He had considered returning to Oklahoma State after a Feb. 10 car accident that led to no contest pleas to drunken driving and other ...

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