Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger is calling it a career.
According to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Sooners head coach met with his team on Thursday to inform them that he would be retiring.
Kruger has been in the coaching world for more than 40 years.
Sources: Oklahoma's Lon Kruger is meeting with his team this afternoon to inform them that he is retiring.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 25, 2021
Kruger began his coaching career as an assistant at Pittsburg State following his playing career as a point guard at Kansas State.
The 68-year-old would steadily move up the coaching ranks before accepting his first head coaching gig at Texas-Pan American in 1982. Kruger continued to coach at Texas-Pan American until 1986 when he took over at his alma mater.
Kruger would eventually make stops at Florida (1990-96), Illinois (1996-2000), NBA’s Atlanta Hawks (2000-03), and UNLV (2004-11) before ultimately landing at Oklahoma.
During his 45-year coaching career, Kruger compiled a record of 674-432 at the collegiate level with two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten regular-season title, and two Mountain West Conference Tournament championships.