A variety of events will be held this week to commemorate Coach Lute Olson'sinduction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Beginning Monday, November 25, the Naismith International BasketballFoundation will bring its traveling tour to the Park Place Mall (west wing).The exhibit will be open during mall hours, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, with theexception of Tuesday and Wednesday Night, and Friday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 26, 2003 - The Lute Olson Tribute Reception at theSheraton El Conquistador Resort, 6:30PM - 8:30PM. President and CEO of theNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, John Doleva will present CoachOlson with his Hall of Fame jacket and ring. Also in attendance will beManny Jackson, CEO of the Harlem Globetrotters (fellow hall of fame 2002inductee).
Wednesday, November 27 - Arizona vs NAU Basketball Post-game ceremony.Naismith International Basketball Foundation will present Coach Olson withthe International Sportsmanship Award and the Athletics Department willrecognize his Hall of Fame induction.
Friday, November 29 - Arizona vs ASU Football game half-time, Ian Naismitha member of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hallof Fame, President Likins and Athletics Director Jim Livengood willrecognize Lute Olson at half-time.