Kentucky basketball is mourning the passing of a legendary figure in the world of college basketball. The Wildcats announced Saturday morning the passing of head coach Joe B. Hall.

Hall played collegiately for the Wildcats during the 1940s. He returned to Kentucky in 1965 as an assistant to Adolph Rupp. Hall eventually became the head coach of the Wildcats in 1972 and would coach Kentucky until 1985.

During his time at Kentucky, Hall accumulated 297 overall wins and led the program to 3 Final Four appearances (’75, ’78, & ’84) with a national championship in 1978. He finished his career with 373 total victories across 3 schools.


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The program also released a tribute video following the passing of the coach.