What if? Taking a look at Joe B. Hall's retirement

06/20/2016 08:30 PM

Following the 1985 tournament loss to St. Johns, UK head coach Joe B. Hall announced he was retiring. Hall left UK after a thirteen year career at Kentucky with 297 wins, including the 1978 national championship. While the Cats ended up hiring Arkansas’ Eddie Sutton to replace Hall, there were quite a few other names on the candidate list. An article published by the Chicago Sun Times reported that Kentucky was interested in Dan Issel, Pat Riley, Gene Keady, Lute Olson, Coach K and Lake Kelly among others. We asked the question, “what if Eddie Sutton wasn’t hired at UK?”

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Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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