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Olson retires after 25 seasons, four Final Fours at Arizona

Updated: October 24, 2008, 3:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Lute Olson has retired after 25 years with the Wildcats.

"This was not a decision that was made lightly," Olson said in statement. "I've had a wonderful run at The University of Arizona. I leave with a great sense of pride in what we have accomplished here."

Speaking at a brief news conference at McKale Center, Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood did not designate a successor -- even on an interim basis. He said a national search would begin soon.

"I ...

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