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Porter Moser takes over for Lon Kruger in Oklahoma

UNDATED (AP) — Oklahoma has hired Loyola Chicago’s Porter Moser as its basketball coach following Lon Kruger’s retirement. Moser led Loyola to two deep runs in the NCAA Tournament and takes over a program accustomed to success. Kruger led the Sooners for 10 years and reached seven of the past eight NCAA Tournaments. Oklahoma reached the Final Four in 2016 with Buddy Hield leading the way. In Kruger’s final season, the Sooners went 16-11 and finished with a loss to top-seeded Gonzaga in the second round. Moser lauded the “standards that the programs at Oklahoma have set” and the opportunity to coach in the Big 12.

Column: Lon Kruger likely to be more than just fan of UNLV

When he was head basketball coach at UNLV from 2004-11, Lon Kruger rarely closed practice. He would encourage family and friends to attend, for parents to support their sons in an intimate environment. Kruger now finds himself in a similar position, his son Kevin having been named head coach of...
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Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger retires

Following another trip to the NCAA Tournament, Oklahoma Coach Lon Kruger, 68, has decided to retire. OU began an immediate search for a replacement. “It’s been an honor to serve the University of Oklahoma as its head men’s basketball coach over the last 10 years,” said Kruger. “The people here are certainly amazing and our family is so grateful for the kindness and support expressed by Sooner Nation throughout the past decade. The leadership of Joe Castiglione and President Harroz has established an incredible culture and standard that is better than any coach could have asked for. We have such a deep appreciation for the players, coaches and fans. There truly is ‘Only One Oklahoma’ and it’s a great honor to be a Sooner for life.”

Everything Lon Kruger said in his retirement press conference

NORMAN, Okla. — It's been an emotional couple of days around the Sooner men's basketball program. Lon Kruger's retirement ends a memorable decade for the Crimson and Cream. “Thanks, Mike [Houck], and thanks, President [Joe] Harroz. Thanks, Joe [Castiglione]. Really, really appreciate those kind words, those remarks," Kruger said. "In some ways, it’s going to be extremely difficult. I guess you only do it once. So, my function, like Mike said, really is to say thank you today to so many people. And intentionally I haven’t written much down. As I started doing that, I realized the list of people to thank individually was ridiculous. So many people have been involved in so many ways. Barb and I have had the opportunity for the last 45 to 50 years to get up every day and do something we love to do. And the people that we’ve had the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with over those 50 years is about basketball and because of basketball, and we’re so grateful to so many different people.
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OU basketball says goodbye to Lon Kruger, Sherri Coale

So Lon Kruger is out as head coach of the OU men’s basketball team. His retirement comes on the heels of OU women’s basketball head coach Sherri Coale announcing her retirement earlier this month. There are two great careers to talk about here, but I feel like people locally aren’t...
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Bob Stoops congratulates Lon Kruger on his retirement

On Thursday, Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger announced his retirement. The former Sooners coach received a lot of love in response to the news, and legendary Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops was among those wishing him well. One day after Kruger announced his retirement, Stoops posted a video to Twitter...
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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Wish list to replace Lon Kruger

Lon Kruger took over an Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball program in 2011 that was staring into the abyss. Attendance was dwindling. The squad had just completed its second straight losing season. The program had run afoul of the NCAA under the last two head coaches, Jeff Capel and Kelvin Sampson.
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Lon Kruger was right man at right time for Sooner basketball

Lon Kruger, Oklahoma, Joe Castiglione, Buddy Hield, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball, Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball, Buzz Williams. Nov 26, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lon Kruger reacts to a play against the Missouri Tigers during the first half at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports.
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DHD: Oral Roberts University, Thunder thoughts, Lon Kruger

This week’s DHD covers three topics among the six items. Four involve the Oral Roberts University men’s basketball team. ORU has had an impressive run so far in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Golden Eagles (when did they stop being the Titans? Yes, I do “Remember the Titans”—har har) had two exciting upset victories over Ohio State and Florida.