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 Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.


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