Looks like this time its much more than a rumor as Joe Castiglione and a Sooner contingent are currently in route to finalize a deal that would pay UNLV Head Coach Lon Kruger $2 million dollars a year to coach men's basketball at Oklahoma. Only the pending final approval of University President David Boren is holding up the official announcement and that could come as early as today.
The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel breaks down Kruger's coaching tenures in terms of wins and losses.
Kruger coached Texas-Pan Am from 1982-86 and went 52-59; Kansas State from 1986-90 and went 81-46, including a trip to the 1988 NCAA regional final; Florida from 1990-96 and went 104-80, including a trip to the 1994 Final Four; Illinois from 1996-00 and went 81-48; the NBA Hawks from 2000-02 and went 69-122; and now UNLV since 2004, going 161-71.
Kruger's teams have made 13 NCAA Tournaments. His overall college record is 479-304.
After the circus that this coaching search had become I have to tell you that I'm very pleased with the hire. Thoughts?