Joe B. Hall statue unveiled outside Wildcat Coal Lodge

On a rainy morning Tuesday, officials unveiled a new statue of a familiar face in front of the Wildcat Coal Lodge.  The sculpture is of former men’s basketball coach Joe B. Hall, who was head coach at UK from 1972 to 1985. A plaque also will hang outside the building.  Hall accepted the dedication with appreciation and humor.  “No one has a specific speech for an unveiling of a statue,” he said. “The pigeons will appreciate it.”  Current head coach said Hall was among a number of coaches who have followed legends in their time, having followed Adolph Rupp. But, Calipari said, Hall made it to three Final Fours and won a national championship in his own time.


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Joe B. Hall Statue