Joe B. Hall
Joe B. Hall Coach
Inducted in 2012
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee N/A
After playing and coaching under legendary coach Adolf Rupp, Hall was given the difficult task of taking over the program from him in 1972. He took the Wildcats to the three Final Fours and propelled them to their fifth NCAA Championship in 1978. Hall was the first of three men (Bob Knight and Dean Smith) to ever win an NCAA Championship as a player and a coach.
Where They Were
University of Kentucky 1972-1985