Eddie Sutton's retirement shouldn't change much

Fran Fraschilla notes that last season's trial run should help Sean Sutton make a smooth transition at Oklahoma State.

Originally Published: May 19, 2006
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
Someone asked me today how Eddie Sutton's retirement will affect the Oklahoma State basketball program and my answer was simple: Not at all. At next week's Big 12 head coaches' meeting, there will be five new faces in the room, including Sean Sutton's. But, in many ways, he'll have the easiest transition to make to his new job.

If you have been around the Oklahoma State program over the past few years, you'll know that Sean Sutton has taken on many of his dad's head coaching responsibilities, including a large part of the on-the-floor coaching. And, unless an OSU recruit was living in a cave, he had to know that he'd be playing for the younger Sutton in the very near future.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.