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Dunlap rebuffs Arizona offer; Pennell to replace Olson

Updated: October 25, 2008, 2:38 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The University of Arizona named assistant coach Russ Pennell as interim head coach, replacing the retired Lute Olson, after associate head coach Mike Dunlap turned down an offer to replace Olson.

"Obviously, when I woke up this morning, I didn't expect to be sitting in front of you," Pennell told reporters at a McKale Center news conference.

Associate head coach Dunlap and assistant coach Reggie Geary will remain in their current positions.

The move that makes ...

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