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Head Coach Eddie Sutton Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Eddie Sutton
Posted at 5:02 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 11:54:33-04

Legendary Oklahoma State Basketball player and Head Coach Eddie Suttonis now part of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020, as first reported by Tulsa World Columnist and The Rant co-host, Bill Haisten.

Earlier today, former Sutton player and current Owasso Head Coach Brian Montonati spoke with Cayden McFarland. Montonati says news of Sutton's induction would bring him "relief," called the achievement "A storybook ending for him.

He's faced a lot of adversity through his career and he's always faced up to it. We know he's a Hall of Fame coach, regardless."

Sutton, 84, was in his seventh year as a Hall of Fame finalist. He is one of only eight college coaches to win 800 or more games (806) and was named National Coach of the Year four times.

Sutton's coaching career started at Tulsa Central High School in the 1950's.

He became the first NCAA coach to lead four teams (Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State) to the NCAA Tournament.

Sutton led Arkansas (1978) and Oklahoma State (1995, 2004) to the Final Four.

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