Kruger also has plans to get former players more involved in the program, and said he'd likely plan a 10-year reunion for the Sooners' last Final Four team from 2002.
"The sooner we get started, the higher we can set that baseline as the starting point," Kruger said. "It's not a case of wanting to kind of go through the year and see where we're at.
"Let's attack it right now, and let's get after it."
There's evidence of what a home-field advantage can mean at Oklahoma. Bob Stoops' football team has the longest home winning streak in the nation, at 36 games in a row, on Owen Field.
"We want it to be a case when you leave the University of Oklahoma, you've got great memories of your time in the Lloyd Noble Center," Kruger said. "Certainly you do in the football stadium right now, and that's great. They've earned that, they do a terrific job and we want to do something like that in terms of providing memories for a lifetime."
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