Lute is losing it. It is probably time for him to think about retirement after the season and spend quality time with his second wife (who he married shortly after the passing of his first one). So Lute booted his star player Chris Rodgers earlier this week. And of course no one is talking about why he was booted off a team which has no problem keeping thugs like Hassan Adams on it despite getting in trouble with the law:
Associate head coach Jim Rosborough said only that Rodgers' dismissal had nothing to do with police or drug matters.
After the Stanford game, Olson acknowledged the situation with Rodgers had been building.
Teammate Ivan Radenovic said he would not be surprised to see Rodgers back in a few weeks. Radenovic, Rodgers' roommate on road trips, said Rodgers struggled with his dismissal.
"Basketball is his life," Radenovic said. "He's all about the game. The ball is in Chris' hands. I hope to see him really soon."
Two of the Wildcat players who are closer to him, Mohamed Tangara and Isaiah Fox, said before Thursday's game that they did not want to say anything. Tangara, who lives in the same house with Rodgers, said UA coaches told the players not to comment.
Tangara said Rodgers shared little information with him, although the two occasionally had conversations in French.