Sutton Taking Over San Francisco Basketball

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 4:22 pm
By: News On 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is coming out of retirement to replace Jessie Evans as San Francisco's basketball coach.

The legendary Sutton needs two wins to reach 800 career victories.

San Francisco announced yesterday that Evans was taking ``a leave of absence'' for the rest of the season and that the 71-year-old Sutton would take over the Dons on an interim basis.

Sutton retired as OSU'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.

His retirement came three months after a drunken driving accident caused him to miss the Cowboys' final 10 games of the 2005-06 season. Sutton pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated drunken driving and two other charges following the February 2006 car accident.