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Luc Krystkowiak, son of former Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak, transferring to Arizona

Arizona has added another player to its 2022-23 roster, one with a well-known father in Pac-12 circles. Luc Krystkowiak, son of ex-Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak, announced on Instagram Wednesday that he was joining the Wildcats. He will be a walk-on, the second to transfer from another Division I program this offseason along with ex-Gonzaga guard Matthew Lang.
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Larry Krystkowiak Attends Utah Basketball’s Regular Season Finale

SALT LAKE CITY – It’s been nearly one year since Utah basketball fired head coach Larry Krystkowiak after 10 seasons at the helm. Utah basketball was playing their final regular season game at the Huntsman Center in Craig Smith’s first season as head coach and Larry Krystkowiak was seen in attendance.
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Deseret News

How close did Branden Carlson come to transferring when Larry Krystkowiak was fired?

As one high-profile University of Utah basketball player after another entered the transfer portal in March and April before and after coach Larry Krystkowiak was released of his duties, Utah fans held their collective breath. “Please don’t let homegrown big man Branden Carlson join them” was the prevailing sentiment on...

Mark Harlan on Craig Smith, Larry Krystkowiak, coaching search process + more

Utah AD Mark Harlan joins The Drive to discuss the hiring of Craig Smith, the dismissal of Larry Krystkowiak, getting fans in the Huntsman Center, Pac-12 in the tourney, spring football + more. Subscribe to ESPN700's News!. Get the latest sports news, contests and flyaways, and more straight to your...
CBS Sports

Utah to hire Utah State's Craig Smith to replace Larry Krystkowiak as Utes coach

Utah is hiring Utah State coach Craig Smith, sources told CBS Sports on Saturday. The school opted to stay in-state by plucking one of the more successful mid-major coaches in college basketball. Smith went 74-24 the past three seasons at Utah State. He previously coached at South Dakota, amassing a 79-55 mark in four seasons. The Aggies played in the past two NCAA Tournaments and were projected to make the 2020 NCAA Tournament that was never held. Utah State lost in the first round of this year's NCAA Tournament to No. 6 Texas Tech.

Utah Basketball’s 12 Best Wins Under Larry Krystkowiak

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah basketball has some big wins during the 10 seasons under Larry Krystkowiak as head coach for the Runnin’ Utes. Last week, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan decided to relieve Larry Krystkowiak of his duties as head coach. Just because the Krystkowiak era is over in Utah, doesn’t mean the program picked up big wins along the way.
Deseret News

Larry Krystkowiak shares thank-you message with Utah Utes community

A little over a week after parting ways with the University of Utah as the school’s men’s basketball coach, Larry Krystkowiak shared a heartfelt thank-you message with the Utah community on Wednesday. “Thank you to the State of Utah, the City of Salt Lake and the University community for a...

Former Runnin’ Utes Coach Larry Krystkowiak Releases Statement Thanking Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak released a statement following his tenure with the Runnin’ Utes. Krystkowiak and the University of Utah parted ways on March 16. Eight days later, the former Utah head coach released a statement expressing gratitude for his time...
Salt Lake Tribune

Red All Over: It’s tough to argue against moving on from Larry Krystkowiak

As this University of Utah basketball coaching search begins to unfold, I’m not going to ramble on here about whether or not Larry Krystkowiak should have been fired. You watch the games, you know the record, you can make up your own mind. What I will tell you is, college...

Utah Basketball: 5 candidates to replace Larry Krystkowiak as head coach

Following a ten-year stint, Larry Krystkowiak has been released by Utah Basketball. A large presence, Krystkowiak was born in Montana and starred for the Grizzlies at power forward, leading him towards a decade-long NBA career. His coaching career has taken him all over the board. He briefly served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and has been an NBA assistant for multiple teams. As head coach at Montana, his alma mater, he took the Grizzlies to an opening-round upset in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.
Salt Lake Tribune

Utah AD Mark Harlan says no one thing led to firing of Larry Krystkowiak, but the trend line was not sustainable

There was no singular ‘aha’ moment that compelled Mark Harlan to fire Larry Krystkowiak late Tuesday afternoon. It wasn’t one game, one loss, one season that compelled the University of Utah athletic director to move toward the first major coaching change of his tenure in Salt Lake City. Removing his basketball coach on Tuesday was the byproduct of what this season was, and what the last few seasons have been in the wake of back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2015 and 2016.

Utah And Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak Part Ways After 10 Seasons

It's almost as if Larry Krystkowiak knew what was coming. Following Utah's season-ending loss in the Pac-12 quarterfinals last Thursday, a 91-86 double overtime defeat to USC, Krystkowiak was uncommonly emotional during certain moments of his postgame press conference. He choked up multiple times and had to pause to regain...

Former BYU Player Nick Emery Extends Best Wishes To Larry Krystkowiak

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU basketball guard Nick Emery took the opportunity to extend his best wishes to now-former Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak. In response to news that Krystkowiak was let go by Utah AD Mark Harlan after 10 years as the Utes head coach, Emery tweeted, “Good luck @LKrystkowiak .. forgiveness is real, and I’m grateful we figured things out! Best of luck to you, Coach!”

Utah fires men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak

Utah has fired coach Larry Krystkowiak, the school announced Tuesday. Krystkowiak had been in charge of the Utes for 10 seasons. "Today, I informed Head Men's Basketball Coach Larry Krystkowiak that I am making a change in the leadership of our men's basketball program," athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement. "The decision comes after a thorough evaluation of the program -- both on and off of the court -- as I do with every head coach at the conclusion of their seasons. Ultimately, our program needs a new voice, a new vision and a new leader who can build upon Larry's foundation and lead us to greater heights in the years ahead."
FOX Sports

Utah Utes let go of coach Larry Krystkowiak after 10 seasons

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Utes have let go of basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak after 10 seasons and a 183-139 record. Utah director of athletics Mark Harlan announced the decision Tuesday, saying in a release that “ultimately, our program needs a new voice, a new vision and a new leader who can build upon Larry’s foundation and lead us to greater heights in the years ahead.”

Reactions to Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak Being Fired After 10 Seasons

University of Utah Basketball fans collectively rejoiced this afternoon as head coach Larry Krystkowiak was released from his duties after 10 seasons with the program. In 10 seasons with the program, Krystkowiak put together an overall record of 183-139 (.568) and a conference record of 91-90 (.503) while at the helm of Utah basketball. He also led the team to two NCAA appearances including a visit to the sweet-sixteen during the 2015-16 season. While his win percentage was well over .500, most of Krystkowiak’s success was early in his time with the team as the program has not made the NCAA tournament since the sweet-sixteen appearance and has recorded back-to-back losing seasons.