Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger will announce his retirement in a press conference on Friday, SI Sooners has learned.
An inside source said Kruger, 68, made the decision based on a number of personal reasons, and will inform the team Thursday afternoon.
The sudden and tragic death of long-time assistant Lew Hill, the hiring last week of son Kevin Kruger as head coach at UNLV, and the appeal of spending time with his grandchildren, a source said, meant “it was just time” for the coach to move on into retirement.
Hired ahead of the 2011-12 season, Kruger spent a decade in charge of the Sooners, guiding OU to an 195-128 overall record.
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