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UltimateHog
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Eddie Sutton has passed away
Now confirmed by ADG.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Eddie Sutton, who built the University of Arkansas basketball program into a national power and won more than 800 career games as a college coach, has died at age 84.

Sutton died on Saturday in Tulsa, multiple sources confirmed to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, after being in hospice care. His death comes less than two months after he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3.
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hilltophog
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DaleDenton
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His obituary posted by espn pretty much summed up his career, scandal at Kentucky leading their program to receiving a death penalty light. Long stint at Okie light that ended with a DUI arrest. Substance abuse and alcoholism. A couple final fours in 40 years. Coaching half a year at San Francisco to eclipse 800 wins during a losing season. Constantly being passed over by the Naismith hall of fame.

Eddie Sutton, this is your legacy.


UltimateHog
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DUI arrest. Substance abuse and alcoholism.


This is normal these days.


piggilicious
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RIP, Coach.


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pioneerbasketball
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This is normal these days.

maybe for you.


UltimateHog
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I don't drink, so no.


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Arkapigdiesel
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I don't drink

Prayers sent.


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oklahogjr
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Eddie Sutton, this is your legacy.


thats just sad.


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Clark14
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No matter what Eddie did when he left here,I will always appreciate him for building our basketball program.

Thanks for the memories Coach Sutton.


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Porky
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Eddie Sutton and his teams gave us Hog fans some great memories.

RIP Coach Sutton


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CFB_Fanatic
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This is a Bush league, bull shite post Dale


DaleDenton
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This is a Bush league, bull shite post Dale


Take it up with ESPN and Jeff Borzello. This is the article they posted to their website and an alert was sent through their app to announce his death.

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Sutton coached basketball for 50 years, at six different colleges and one high school, but he is best known for a successful run at his alma mater, Oklahoma State, and a controversial tenure at Kentucky.

He reached the Final Four three times, and during his 37 seasons coaching at the Division I level, Sutton finished a season below .500 only twice: his final season at Kentucky and during a half-season at San Francisco. He still ranks in the top 25 all time in wins with 806.

Kentucky hired Sutton from Arkansas for the 1985-86 season, and he led the Wildcats to a 32-4 record and an Elite Eight appearance. But after only four seasons, Sutton announced his resignation in the midst of an NCAA investigation into the basketball program.

In October 1988, the NCAA announced 18 charges against the basketball program following a Los Angeles Daily News report that Emery Worldwide air freight workers found $1,000 in a package allegedly sent from Wildcats assistant Dwane Casey to the father of Kentucky recruit Chris Mills.

The NCAA gave Kentucky a two-year postseason ban and prevented it from playing on live television during the 1989-90 season. Casey was put on NCAA probation for five years, and Mills was ruled ineligible.


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Sutton announced his retirement in 2006, three months after he took a leave of absence following a car crash in which he was injured and cited for driving under the influence. Sutton, who admitted he lived with alcoholism, was succeeded by his son Sean.


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"People today in our country know a lot more about alcoholism, but there's still people that don't know what the disease is, how it affects someone as a person," Sutton said at his retirement news conference. "It's really slow suicide if you drink."


Eddie's Legacy

I should add that the quotes above was the entirety of the article in the app, he has since went back in and added and edited the original article.
This post was edited on 5/26 at 6:55 pm


UltimateHog
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"People today in our country know a lot more about alcoholism, but there's still people that don't know what the disease is, how it affects someone as a person," Sutton said at his retirement news conference. "It's really slow suicide if you drink."


So true.


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