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Former Kentucky head coach Eddie Sutton dies at 84

Eddie Sutton, head coach at Oklahoma State between 1990-2006, is honored at half time of the Oklahoma State basketball game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)
Eddie Sutton, head coach at Oklahoma State between 1990-2006, is honored at half time of the Oklahoma State basketball game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)(WKYT)
Published: May. 23, 2020 at 11:34 PM EDT
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Former Kentucky head coach Eddie Sutton has died at the age of 84.

He died Saturday in Tulsa 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.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first reported the news.

Sutton coached the Wildcats from 1985-1989 before resigning after allegations of paying a top recruit.

Sutton led Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State to the NCAA tournament. Kentucky reached the Elite Eight under Sutton.

Here is Sutton's timeline of coaching since 1958.

1958–1959 Oklahoma State (assistant)

1959–1966 Tulsa Central HS

1966–1969 Southern Idaho

1969–1974 Creighton

1974–1985 Arkansas

1985–1989 Kentucky

1990–2006 Oklahoma State

2007–2008 San Francisco (interim HC)

He is one of 10 Division I coaches with 800 or more career wins.

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