Eddie Sutton is coming out of retirement to take over as the University of San Francisco's basketball coach for at least the rest of this season. The legendary Sutton needs two wins to reach 800 career victories and says reaching that milestone is very important to him.
San Francisco announced that coach Jessie Evans was taking "a
leave of absence" and that the 71-year-old Sutton would take over the Dons on an interim basis. His first game is Friday night against Weber State.
Sutton retired as Oklahoma State's coach after the 2005-06 season. He has 798 victories in 36 seasons as a Division I coach at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State. He ranks fifth on the all-time coaching victory list.
USF is 4-and-8 this year under Evans, who's in his fourth season at the school.