One of college basketball's most iconic coaches passed away on Thursday, as former Arizona head coach Lute Olson died at the age of 85.
Just one of the many players Olson coached that went on to a successful NBA career was Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who reflected on Olson's life and impact late Thursday night.
Olson coached the Wildcats from 1983-2008, finishing his career with a 589-187 record at the school. In addition to Kerr, Olson helped develop other future Warriors like 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, former NBA Most Improved Player Gilbert Arenas, current Warriors broadcaster Tom Tolbert, former Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton and former player Richard Jefferson.
After Kerr was named the NBA's coach of the year for the 2015-16 season, Olson and Kerr's high school coach, Jerry Marvin, both attended the ceremony in Oakland.