Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger retires after 35-year career

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-25 19:01:03-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger has announced his retirement.

Kruger led two teams to Final Fours — Oklahoma in 2016 and Florida in 1994.

Kruger is the only coach to lead five different programs to NCAA Tournament wins: Oklahoma, Kansas State, Florida, Illinois and UNLV.

He led the Sooners to a 195-128 record over 10 years and reached seven of the past eight NCAA tournaments.

In his final season at Oklahoma, the Sooners went 16-11 and ended with a loss to top-seeded Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament earlier this week.

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