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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