OSU basketball notebook: Eddie Sutton celebrated on his night

Sutton thanks fans for their support over the years.
by John Helsley Published: February 3, 2014

OSU celebrated the career of Eddie Sutton on Monday night, with the former player and coach back in Gallagher-Iba Arena among fans, former players and family.

The salute featured video highlights, including the press conference where Henry Iba announced Sutton as head coach, and video tributes from the likes of former assistants Leonard Hamilton, James Dickey and Brooks Thompson, along with former player Desmond Mason.

Mason also contributed a painting of Sutton.

Eddie's sons Scott and Steve Sutton and their families, including six of his nine grandchildren were on hand. Former players Bryant Reeves, Joe Adkins, Jamaal Brown, Byron Eaton, Ivan McFarlin, Brian Montanati, Bryndon Manzer, Obi Muonelo, Chianti Roberts, Alex Webber, Jeff Johnson and Brett Robisch were all in attendance.

Eddie eventually took the microphone and thanked everyone.

“We would not have won as many games in this arena if it hadn't been for our great fans,” he said.

UP NEXT: AT TEXAS TECH

The Cowboys head to Texas Tech for a Saturday game against the Red Raiders.

Tip time is 8:30 p.m.

Tech is 11-11 overall and 3-6 in the Big 12 in its first season under coach Tubby Smith.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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