After Lamont Evans was arrested and ultimately fired, the Oklahoma State Men's Basketball team was left a coach down.
Today, Oklahoma State announced that it had filled the position. Former Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton will join Mike Boynton's staff.
Sutton had been the coach of Oral Roberts for the last 18 years until he was fired after the most recent season. He has a career record of 328-247 as a head coach, and the 328 victories are the most in ORU history.
Boynton said he was thrilled to have Sutton join the coaching staff.
"The Sutton name certainly means a great deal to our program and the Oklahoma State family, but it's just as respected nationally. Scott's name is all over the program's record books from his playing days, and he's proved himself in the coaching arena as well. I'm excited to welcome Scott and his family back to Stillwater to help us continue this program's march to excellence."
Sutton wore the orange and black from 1992-94.
"I'm beyond excited to join coach Boynton's coaching staff at Oklahoma State," Sutton said. "OSU is a special place for my family, and we are thrilled to come home to Stillwater. I look forward to helping coach Boynton and the Cowboys continue to have great success."
It is unknown exactly what position Sutton will serve on Boynton's staff, but one thing is for sure; the coach's experience will help Boynton in his first season as head coach.
Sutton is, of course, the son of legendary Oklahoma State head coach Eddie Sutton, who the hallowed maple court of Gallagher-Iba Arena is named after.