Friday, April 1, 2011

Lon Kruger Expected to Leave UNLV for Oklahoma

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
After seven years as the head coach of the UNLV Rebels, former Kansas State guard Lon Kruger reportedly will re-join the Big 12 as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Kruger led UNLV to four NCAA tournament appearances and a Sweet 16 berth during his tenure.

Kruger accumulated a record of 161-71 (72-38) and had a winning season every year at UNLV, plus five straight 20-win seasons.

If true, Kruger will succeed Jeff Capel, who took the Sooners to an Elite Eight but failed to stay consistent with recruiting and wins.

This will be the sixth head coaching position Kruger has held over his career and I'm not sure if it'll be his last.

Kruger will have a tough time trying to take over a program that is in turmoil after a lack of success after getting to the Elite Eight a few years ago.

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