Mike Jensen: The time Lute Olson blew off St. Joe's and the Palestra because of the snowstorm that wasn't

PHILADELPHIA — So you hear that Lute Olson died. Hall of Fame coach. Won an NCAA title at Arizona. You can picture him still, always cool.You can’t resist. But in Philadelphia? You put a text out, place the call.“A number of times,” Phil Martelli said over the phone, asked if he ever ran into Olson over the years, say at the Final Four. “Not only at the Final Four. Sometimes more intimate than that. Nike would take their coaches on a quote, unquote retreat. You went to a lot of places. Lute was there and I was there.”And …“Never was a word exchanged,” Martelli said. “Never once.”If you were ar…

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