In first meeting with media, Olson says O'Neill won't remain on Arizona staff

Updated: April 2, 2008, 11:09 AM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Lute Olson said he's "really excited" to be back as Arizona's basketball coach.

He sure didn't seem that way Tuesday.

In his first news conference since returning from a season-long leave of absence, a testy Olson sparred with reporters and provided few specifics for the leave, which was the subject of endless rumors and speculation in this basketball-obsessed city.

Olson also said assistant coach Kevin O'Neill, who served as interim coach last season and was ...

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