Oklahoma State basketball hires former Cowboy Scott Sutton as assistant

Former Oklahoma State basketball player Scott Sutton is re-joining the program as an assistant coach, the school announced Sunday.

Sutton returns to Oklahoma State after serving as the head coach at Oral Roberts from 1999-2017.

“I’m thrilled to have a man of Scott Sutton’s pedigree joining our coaching staff,” head coach Mike Boynton said in a statement released by the university. “The Sutton name certainly means a great deal to our program and the Oklahoma State family, but it’s just as respected nationally.”

Sutton played guard at Oklahoma State from 1992-1994. He holds the single-season program record for assist-to-turnover ratio (5.67).

At Oral Roberts, Sutton led the Golden Eagles to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2006-2008, as well as NIT appearances in 2005 and 2012. He was fired in April after going 9-22 last year.

The move comes after Oklahoma State dismissed former associate head coach Lamont Evans following his arrest in connection to the ongoing college basketball bribery scandal. Evans allegedly took more than $22,000 in bribes during his tenures at Oklahoma State and South Carolina in exchange for steering players toward certain financial advisors.

Oklahoma State men’s basketball opens the season at home against Pepperdine on Nov. 10.

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