Coach Olson was known for a multitude of things throughout his career. Whether it was his perfectly-set white hairdo, his seldom swearing while coaching, or his infectious smile, he always gave us something to remember him by. What he was not always known for, though, was his spaghetti incident. Well, not before today, anyway.â†µ
From Dana O'Neil's article on wild recruiting stories:â†µ
Meeting with Kyle Singler and his family, Arizona coach Lute Olson and his assistant, Josh Pastner, sat down to a nice spaghetti dinner.â†µ
Olson took his first bite and promptly started to choke.â†µ
"I think it just went down the wrong way but we're pounding him on the back, everything," Pastner said.â†µ
The pasta eventually came out.â†µ
"It just sort of shot out, all over the plate," Pastner said. "Not pretty."â†µ
That's so awesome. We love you and miss you, Coach. Try using a fork next time, though. We don't want any more flying spaghetti incidents while you enjoy retirement.