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Olson will take indefinite leave of absence due to personal matter

Updated: November 4, 2007, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Lute Olson is taking a leave of absence for unspecified personal reasons.

In a statement issued by his public relations firm on Sunday, the 73-year-old Hall of Famer said the matter was not health related.

"For the past 25 years, I have always given 110 percent to the team and this job," Olson said. "In light of this personal matter, I feel it is in the best interest of the team and the University of Arizona to take a leave of absence."

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