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Eddie Sutton: 'I would have crawled all the way to Lexington' and other memorable quotes

Eddie Sutton, who won 806 games en route to a hall-of-fame career, died Saturday in Tulsa at age 84.

There were stops at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and ever-so-briefly, San Francisco.

There were also a collection of great quotes along the way. Here are some of them:

Quotes by Sutton

On his introduction as head coach at Kentucky on April 2, 1985: “It’s the only job I’d leave the University of Arkansas for. When (Kentucky President Otis Singletary) called me, believe me, I would have crawled all the way to Lexington. Fortunately, I was already here for the Final Four.”

On his year away from basketball before being introduced as OSU coach on April 11, 1990: "It gave me some new insight into the way game is moving. I think it would be wonderful if a coach could take a sabbatical about this stage in life and get his batteries recharged... It was a real plus.

On facing Arkansas as OSU coach during the 2003-04 season: “You always want to win, but I wouldn’t say I take extra satisfaction in beating Arkansas. I know how painful it is to the fans of Arkansas when they lose a game, and some of those fans are good friends of mine.”

On the Cowboys' win against St. Joseph's to reach the 2004 Final Four (his third and final trip to the Final Four): "I probably won't have too many more opportunities to get there. I won't be coaching forever."

On retiring as OSU coach after the 2005-06 season: "I was going to coach two games and win 800, but I thought that was wrong if I retired after those two games, because of the pressure it put on (son) Sean. I know this is the right decision."

On the 10-year anniversary of the 2001 plane crash that killed eight members of the OSU program and two pilots: “I’ve had some tough experiences in my life, but that was the toughest thing, when I got a call and was told that plane had gone down, and everybody was gone. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about every one of those guys, because they were all great people.”

Quotes about Sutton

Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder in 2016: “He spoiled us. You just took it for granted that you went to the game and the place was packed. You’d leave with a good feeling no matter the outcome of the game.”

Current OSU men's basketball coach Mike Boynton: “He’s a giant. He’s a giant of the sport. He casts a big shadow over our program, and I’m glad about it.”

OSU senior associate athletic director Larry Reece during a 2011 "Remember the 10" ceremony: "Coach, you were our John Wayne back then during those difficult days."

Former OSU star and NBA champion Tony Allen on Twitter: "To the man that gave me two of the best years of my life. I will forever be grateful to he and his entire family."

Former OSU guard Doug Gottlieb in 2017: “Nobody in the history of the game has taught one-on-one team defense like Eddie Sutton. It’s awful we judge him basically upon one or two bad moments. The man is an alcoholic. The man is a great basketball coach. Those two things can coincide and be true.”

Gottlieb on social media Saturday night: “You told us that life was hard, but if we could make it through your practices, we could achieve anything. You were right.”

NBA head coach and former Kentucky assistant Dwane Casey to the Lexington Herald-Leader: “Coach had a sixth sense. … I don’t know how to put an adjective on ‘it.’ But he had ‘it.’ We’re imperfect people, but he was a perfect coach.”

Former Kentucky star Rex Chapman, on Twitter Saturday night: "Eddie Sutton was a fascinating and complicated person. He also was an unbelievable teacher of the game of basketball. I was fortunate and lucky to have learned from him. Grateful."

Former Arkansas governor and president Bill Clinton in a 2016 video message: “Your time as coach was a defining era in Razorback basketball. You put our program on the map. You helped mold a generation of student-athletes into winners on the court and after they left. You made us think we could win again.”

Former Arkansas star Darrell Walker to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “This state is always going to be indebted to Coach Sutton, because he put Arkansas on the map basketball-wise. Coach Sutton won everywhere he went because he was a great teacher of the game. All the things that he taught us, I’m teaching my guys right now.”

Sidney Moncrief, former Arkansas All-American and NBA veteran: “Coach Sutton drilled us in the fundamentals. You played at Arkansas, you knew how to set picks, you knew how to pass the correct way, you knew how to pivot the correct way. You knew defensively where you should be. You knew everything about the fundamentals of basketball.”

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas on Twitter: "RIP to legendary basketball coach Eddie Sutton. The first coach to take four different teams to the NCAA Tournament, Sutton won 800 games and reached a Final Four in three different decades. A Naismith Hall of Famer."

Stephen F. Austin coach and former OSU assistant Kyle Keller on Twitter: "Eddie Sutton Changed Multiple Generations as the Greatest Teacher of Life who happened to use a Basketball ... He will always be My Coach."

Compiled by Jeff Patterson, Sports editor

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<strong>Eddie Sutton, pictured on March 2, 1978, was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year for his work at Arkansas. [AP Photo]</strong>

Eddie Sutton, pictured on March 2, 1978, was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year for his work at Arkansas. [AP Photo]

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[OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] "><figcaption> OSU basketball coach Eddie Sutton and Bryant Reeves, pictured during a pep rally in the 1994-95 season, led the Cowboys to the Final Four. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f11d96b61822d22c205ff7bea7dce34c.jpg" alt="Photo - OSU coach Eddie Sutton coaches his team against New Orleans. [Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman]" title="OSU coach Eddie Sutton coaches his team against New Orleans. [Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>OSU coach Eddie Sutton coaches his team against New Orleans. [Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9290b2972f8228ec07e6c9dd02a48773.jpg" alt="Photo - Texas Tech at OSU men's basketball. Coach Eddie Sutton talks to his team during a time out." title="Texas Tech at OSU men's basketball. Coach Eddie Sutton talks to his team during a time out."><figcaption>Texas Tech at OSU men's basketball. 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Staff photo by Bryan Terry."><figcaption>Oklahoma State University against Texas University during the Big 12 men's college basketball tournament championship game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Sunday, March 14, 2004. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton cuts down the net after winning the Big 12 tournament. Staff photo by Bryan Terry.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-de469e8dc3f410d13b75ff7940d96855.jpg" alt="Photo - East Rutherford March 27, 2004. East Rutherford Regional, NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Continental Airlines Arena. Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Saint Joseph's. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton holds the net up after OSU's win. Staff photo by Bryan Terry." title="East Rutherford March 27, 2004. East Rutherford Regional, NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Continental Airlines Arena. Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Saint Joseph's. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton holds the net up after OSU's win. Staff photo by Bryan Terry."><figcaption>East Rutherford March 27, 2004. East Rutherford Regional, NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Continental Airlines Arena. Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Saint Joseph's. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton holds the net up after OSU's win. Staff photo by Bryan Terry.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ef2c299744ac003ed62303d513737c56.jpg" alt="Photo - OSU COLLEGE BASKETBALL, NCAA TOURNAMENT: Oklahoma State University coach Eddie Sutton claps his hands as he stands in front of he Oklahoma State band after a team workout for the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Friday, April 2, 2004. Oklahoma State is scheduled to play Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 3, in a national semifinal game. 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COLLEGE BASKETBALL, FANS: Oklahoma State fan Cindy Batt of Oklahoma CIty carries an Eddie Sutton face placard in her purse as she attends an OSU pep rally in San Antonio prior to OSU's game against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament Men's Final Four semifinal game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 3, 2004. Staff photo by Steve Gooch" title="SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004. Oklahoma State University (OSU) VS Georgia Tech. COLLEGE BASKETBALL, FANS: Oklahoma State fan Cindy Batt of Oklahoma CIty carries an Eddie Sutton face placard in her purse as she attends an OSU pep rally in San Antonio prior to OSU's game against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament Men's Final Four semifinal game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 3, 2004. Staff photo by Steve Gooch"><figcaption>SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004. Oklahoma State University (OSU) VS Georgia Tech. 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Oklahoma State head coach Eddie Sutton works his team during a timeout against Georgia Tech in the first half of their NCAA Tournament Men's Final Four semifinal game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 3, 2004. Staff photo by Steve Gooch." title="SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (OSU) VS GEORGIA TECH COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Oklahoma State head coach Eddie Sutton works his team during a timeout against Georgia Tech in the first half of their NCAA Tournament Men's Final Four semifinal game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 3, 2004. Staff photo by Steve Gooch."><figcaption>SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (OSU) VS GEORGIA TECH COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Oklahoma State head coach Eddie Sutton works his team during a timeout against Georgia Tech in the first half of their NCAA Tournament Men's Final Four semifinal game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 3, 2004. 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McGee Awards ceremony, Friday night, April 23, 2004. Staff Photo by Bryan Terry."><figcaption>OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2004. DEAN A. McGEE AWARDS CEREMONY. Burns Hargis, left, laughs as he received an autographed Final Four basketball from Oklahoma State University basketball coach Eddie Sutton, right, during a presentation at the Dean A. McGee Awards ceremony, Friday night, April 23, 2004. Staff Photo by Bryan Terry.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa70aa85246365613c63aeb446caa471.jpg" alt="Photo - Stillwater, Okla. - January 11, 2005. Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) vs. University of Missouri (MIZZOU) Tigers men's college basketball in Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton leaves the floor after beating Missouri and getting his 767th victory, tying his mentor Henry Iba for number of career victories. By Nate Billings/The Oklahoman" title="Stillwater, Okla. - January 11, 2005. Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) vs. University of Missouri (MIZZOU) Tigers men's college basketball in Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton leaves the floor after beating Missouri and getting his 767th victory, tying his mentor Henry Iba for number of career victories. By Nate Billings/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Stillwater, Okla. - January 11, 2005. Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) vs. University of Missouri (MIZZOU) Tigers men's college basketball in Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU head coach Eddie Sutton leaves the floor after beating Missouri and getting his 767th victory, tying his mentor Henry Iba for number of career victories. By Nate Billings/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b90dd27f8848e3b1de545126ae0e725e.jpg" alt="Photo - Stillwater, Okla. - January 15, 2005. Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) vs. Iowa State University (ISU) men's college basketball in Gallagher-Iba Arena. 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(Oklahoman staff photo by Steve Sisney)"><figcaption>OSU / COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oklahoma State University's men's basketball team (OSU) plays Texas on Saturday March 5, 2005 Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. Eddie Sutton appears with Chris Fowler on ESPN GameDay. (Oklahoman staff photo by Steve Sisney)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4fcbea2fc5241e8bdc83ca6cd55385d0.jpg" alt="Photo - COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oklahoma State University's men's basketball team (OSU) plays Texas on Saturday March 5, 2005 Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. Oklahoma State's Eddie Sutton reacts to a non-foul call against Texas, during OSU 74-73 loss to the Longhorns. (Oklahoman staff photo by Steve Sisney)" title="COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oklahoma State University's men's basketball team (OSU) plays Texas on Saturday March 5, 2005 Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. Oklahoma State's Eddie Sutton reacts to a non-foul call against Texas, during OSU 74-73 loss to the Longhorns. (Oklahoman staff photo by Steve Sisney)"><figcaption>COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oklahoma State University's men's basketball team (OSU) plays Texas on Saturday March 5, 2005 Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. Oklahoma State's Eddie Sutton reacts to a non-foul call against Texas, during OSU 74-73 loss to the Longhorns. (Oklahoman staff photo by Steve Sisney)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ae7dc1248825e541e4a69bd944fe98c1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma State University (OSU) Cowboys head coach Eddie Sutton smiles as he hugs Ivan McFarlin (23) after McFarlin led the Cowboys with 31 points to beat Southern Illinois 85-77 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, March 20, 2005. By Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman." title="Oklahoma State University (OSU) Cowboys head coach Eddie Sutton smiles as he hugs Ivan McFarlin (23) after McFarlin led the Cowboys with 31 points to beat Southern Illinois 85-77 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, March 20, 2005. By Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Oklahoma State University (OSU) Cowboys head coach Eddie Sutton smiles as he hugs Ivan McFarlin (23) after McFarlin led the Cowboys with 31 points to beat Southern Illinois 85-77 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, March 20, 2005. By Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-25df3e597711c9714bd9820bafb30e38.jpg" alt="Photo - OSU head coach Eddie Sutton talks to the team during a timeout in the second half of the Oklahoma State University vs Arkansas State college basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, December 31, 2005. By Matt Strasen /The Oklahoman ---FOR POSSIBLE FEATURE---" title="OSU head coach Eddie Sutton talks to the team during a timeout in the second half of the Oklahoma State University vs Arkansas State college basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, December 31, 2005. By Matt Strasen /The Oklahoman ---FOR POSSIBLE FEATURE---"><figcaption>OSU head coach Eddie Sutton talks to the team during a timeout in the second half of the Oklahoma State University vs Arkansas State college basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, December 31, 2005. By Matt Strasen /The Oklahoman ---FOR POSSIBLE FEATURE---</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c43ddb1d7cab1503b4cf038f25fb2731.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma State University fans hold up a sign in support of Eddie Sutton in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 in Stillwater, Okla. Sutton was injured in an accident Feb. 10 and subsequently charged with drunk driving. He took the medical leave three days after the accident and admitted Wednesday that he had an alcohol problem. OSU interim coach Sean Sutton, Eddie Sutton's son, coached Oklahoma State to an 81-60 win. (AP Photo/Ty Russell)" title="Oklahoma State University fans hold up a sign in support of Eddie Sutton in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 in Stillwater, Okla. Sutton was injured in an accident Feb. 10 and subsequently charged with drunk driving. He took the medical leave three days after the accident and admitted Wednesday that he had an alcohol problem. OSU interim coach Sean Sutton, Eddie Sutton's son, coached Oklahoma State to an 81-60 win. (AP Photo/Ty Russell)"><figcaption>Oklahoma State University fans hold up a sign in support of Eddie Sutton in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 in Stillwater, Okla. Sutton was injured in an accident Feb. 10 and subsequently charged with drunk driving. He took the medical leave three days after the accident and admitted Wednesday that he had an alcohol problem. OSU interim coach Sean Sutton, Eddie Sutton's son, coached Oklahoma State to an 81-60 win. (AP Photo/Ty Russell)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c22d1515d1cfd7dad9ddcfe8644d33cd.jpg" alt="Photo - RETIRE, ANNOUNCE, ANNOUNCEMENT:Oklahoma State University head college basketball coach Eddie Sutton waves at the end of a news conference announcing his retirement at the end of June, in the OSU Athletics Center in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 19, 2006. By Nate Billings, The Oklahoman." title="RETIRE, ANNOUNCE, ANNOUNCEMENT:Oklahoma State University head college basketball coach Eddie Sutton waves at the end of a news conference announcing his retirement at the end of June, in the OSU Athletics Center in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 19, 2006. By Nate Billings, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>RETIRE, ANNOUNCE, ANNOUNCEMENT:Oklahoma State University head college basketball coach Eddie Sutton waves at the end of a news conference announcing his retirement at the end of June, in the OSU Athletics Center in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 19, 2006. By Nate Billings, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-735f3e00ce7730e65443d0fb5c7d4201.jpg" alt="Photo - Tony Allen greets Eddie Sutton following the NCAA men's basketball game between Oklahoma State and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Tony Allen greets Eddie Sutton following the NCAA men's basketball game between Oklahoma State and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Tony Allen greets Eddie Sutton following the NCAA men's basketball game between Oklahoma State and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-36cd6f2881b24690b94614d978345a71.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton greets former coach Eddie Sutton after an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton greets former coach Eddie Sutton after an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton greets former coach Eddie Sutton after an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a383958430ba19dbd05f129f981ee248.jpg" alt="Photo - Texas Tech assistant Sean Sutton talks with his dad Eddie Sutton after an NCAA basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Texas Tech at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Texas Tech assistant Sean Sutton talks with his dad Eddie Sutton after an NCAA basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Texas Tech at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Texas Tech assistant Sean Sutton talks with his dad Eddie Sutton after an NCAA basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Texas Tech at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5c582b73d4307cebf96df965e16a160d.jpg" alt="Photo - Former OSU head coach Eddie Sutton during a Remember the Ten presentation before a Bedlam men's basketball game between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Former OSU head coach Eddie Sutton during a Remember the Ten presentation before a Bedlam men's basketball game between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Former OSU head coach Eddie Sutton during a Remember the Ten presentation before a Bedlam men's basketball game between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7a3a95e929bbaf26008d453a7986f0d5.jpg" alt="Photo - Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton shakes hands with a fan during the NCAA men's basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. on Thursday, November 16, 2017. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World" title="Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton shakes hands with a fan during the NCAA men's basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. on Thursday, November 16, 2017. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World"><figcaption>Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton shakes hands with a fan during the NCAA men's basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. on Thursday, November 16, 2017. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7dd731f4c8317611619c75537b8d5f5c.jpg" alt="Photo - Kansas coach Bill Self greets former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after a game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Kansas University Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Kansas coach Bill Self greets former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after a game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Kansas University Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Kansas coach Bill Self greets former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after a game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Kansas University Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-953d901741ea64a3173f54c1cff80987.jpg" alt="Photo - Kansas coach Bill Self greets former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after a game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Kansas University Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Kansas coach Bill Self greets former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after a game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Kansas University Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Kansas coach Bill Self greets former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after a game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Kansas University Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8e21af17ccf593b772602a92534952cc.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Sutton is recognized by the crowd as Doug Gottlieb sits beside him during an NCAA college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Oklahoma State lost 69-65. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Eddie Sutton is recognized by the crowd as Doug Gottlieb sits beside him during an NCAA college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Oklahoma State lost 69-65. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Eddie Sutton is recognized by the crowd as Doug Gottlieb sits beside him during an NCAA college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Oklahoma State lost 69-65. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9e07ae9067825f6f17779ad0252d05a8.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Sutton and Doug Gottlieb watch during an NCAA college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Oklahoma State lost 69-65. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Eddie Sutton and Doug Gottlieb watch during an NCAA college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Oklahoma State lost 69-65. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Eddie Sutton and Doug Gottlieb watch during an NCAA college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Oklahoma State lost 69-65. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e799e7c3d9b589550f0e9836a3b150b3.jpg" alt="Photo - Fomer OSU coach Eddie Sutton watches during the Bedlam college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Fomer OSU coach Eddie Sutton watches during the Bedlam college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Fomer OSU coach Eddie Sutton watches during the Bedlam college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dae9c90fe14a5b35037a266e6fd62a08.jpg" alt="Photo - Larry Reece introduces Eddie Sutton at a half time ceremony during the men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. OSU won 67-62. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman " title="Larry Reece introduces Eddie Sutton at a half time ceremony during the men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. OSU won 67-62. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Larry Reece introduces Eddie Sutton at a half time ceremony during the men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. OSU won 67-62. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-196add153ac1b8ee66f7d46fcc429846.jpg" alt="Photo - Coach Eddie Sutton waits for the Final Four team to be introduced at half time of the men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. OSU won 67-62. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman " title="Coach Eddie Sutton waits for the Final Four team to be introduced at half time of the men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. OSU won 67-62. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Coach Eddie Sutton waits for the Final Four team to be introduced at half time of the men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and the University of Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. OSU won 67-62. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e16089abeb892be580c1b44e035ec3f3.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma State Final Four team is John Lucas, Janovor Weatherspoon, Joey Graham, Tony Allen and Ivan McFarlin and coach Eddie Sutton are honored during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoma State Final Four team is John Lucas, Janovor Weatherspoon, Joey Graham, Tony Allen and Ivan McFarlin and coach Eddie Sutton are honored during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoma State Final Four team is John Lucas, Janovor Weatherspoon, Joey Graham, Tony Allen and Ivan McFarlin and coach Eddie Sutton are honored during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54c834315eb36279c189f45558f1eeae.jpg" alt="Photo - Joey Graham, Tony Allen, Ivan McFarlin and Pistol Pete introduce coach Eddie Sutton during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman " title="Joey Graham, Tony Allen, Ivan McFarlin and Pistol Pete introduce coach Eddie Sutton during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Joey Graham, Tony Allen, Ivan McFarlin and Pistol Pete introduce coach Eddie Sutton during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa2ee4f5c0a5c7fc29ee2e0b574fb005.jpg" alt="Photo - Tony Allen hugs coach Eddie Sutton during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman " title="Tony Allen hugs coach Eddie Sutton during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Tony Allen hugs coach Eddie Sutton during the men's Bedlam college game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-139235faf798a4833b01e018b8c07730.jpg" alt="Photo - Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton speaks with his grand daughters as he was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman" title="Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton speaks with his grand daughters as he was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton speaks with his grand daughters as he was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-99617706238c60fc35d6c1c685333106.jpg" alt="Photo - Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton talks with former player Byron Eaton (left) after Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman" title="Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton talks with former player Byron Eaton (left) after Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton talks with former player Byron Eaton (left) after Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-684342b49ca9ba32fb674d180fc74284.jpg" alt="Photo - Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman" title="Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca465ca2c282b09d5293d66884e18d0e.jpg" alt="Photo - Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman" title="Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was honored at half time of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The event was proclaimed &quot;Eddie Sutton Night&quot; in honor of Sutton's years of coaching the Cowboys. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-87fb29de4292af8ae3d837fa442702d9.jpg" alt="Photo - Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Baylor won 76-70. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Baylor won 76-70. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Baylor won 76-70. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-380a623ee73f28eace5700f5f4c24fb9.jpg" alt="Photo - Former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton addresses the crowd about the memorial run to the January 2001 plane crash which killed ten members of the Oklahoma State basketball family. The 13th anniversary of the plane crash is just two days after an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and West Virginia at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2014. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman" title="Former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton addresses the crowd about the memorial run to the January 2001 plane crash which killed ten members of the Oklahoma State basketball family. The 13th anniversary of the plane crash is just two days after an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and West Virginia at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2014. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton addresses the crowd about the memorial run to the January 2001 plane crash which killed ten members of the Oklahoma State basketball family. The 13th anniversary of the plane crash is just two days after an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and West Virginia at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2014. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-edfd9f8581dd00c75d4cf29b40f8a31a.jpg" alt="Photo - Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Baylor won 76-70. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Baylor won 76-70. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Baylor at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Baylor won 76-70. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson is the sports editor of The Oklahoman. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he allegedly once told his father on a childhood trip passing through Oklahoma that he would one day live there. He doesn't recall this, but he fulfilled that... Read more ›

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