The history of the University of Kentucky mens basketball program will probably never have a stronger connection than the one shared with former Coach Joe B. Hall. Coach Hall has lived Kentucky Basketball his entire life, first as a player under Coach Adolph Rupp on the 1948-1949 NCAA Championship team, then as an assistant coach with Coach Adolph Rupp, to becoming the Head Coach of the Wildcats and winning the 1978 NCAA Championship, then onto becoming a legend in his own time as a wonderful supporter and fan of the glorious program. All of these moments are captured perfectly by artist, David Blondell, in this giclee print. A wonderful collection of Coach Hall's memorial journey through the years with this exceptional program. Follow the journey in this print which features Joe B. as a player, assistant coach, head coach, and mentor to some of his most well known players - 3 of whom are also painted in this print - Jack "Goose" Givens #21, Kyle Macy #4, and Kenny "Sky" Walker #34. This print will be hand signed by Coach Joe B. Hall and the artist on Saturday, March 5th and will be available for shipping the next week.
Print measures 17 7/8 x 14 1/4 and will be different from the other "Wildcat Legends" prints in that it is larger and horizontal, we wanted to make Coach Hall's special since he was a player/coach. All the other legends prints are 11 x 17 1/4 of Kenny Walker, Jack Givens, Kevin Grevey, Tony Delk and Mike Pratt. Order this print today to ensure you get one as we expect the demand to be high since there will only be 500 in the edition.
We will have the unveiling of the the print at our gallery on Saturday, March 5th before the LSU game from 12:00 - 1:30pm. Present at that event will be Coach Joe B. Hall, Kenny Walker and Kyle Macy.
All player or coach signed items come with a Certificate of Authenticity from our gallery. We are known as the premier place to get signed items from former University of Kentucky athletes and to meet them in person before the games at Rupp Arena. We also have private signings with players that play in the pro leagues and offer those items for sale too! GO CATS!!!