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Joe B. Hall Picked As Grand Marshal Of July 4th Parade

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Updated: 6/26/2012 2:48 pm
Former University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall will be the grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July parade in downtown Lexington. 

Hall, head basketball coach at UK from 1972 to 1985, was recently inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. 

In 1978, Hall coached the UK Wildcats to their fifth NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.  He was named National Coach of the Year in 1978 and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year on four different occasions.  His record at UK was 297-100 and 373-156 over his career. 

Hall is only one of three men in basketball to win an NCAA championship as a player and a coach.  He played for Kentucky when they won the title in 1949 and coached the team to their 1978 win.

Hall currently co-hosts a radio sports talk show with University of Louisville head coach Denny Crum.  He will lead the  parade in downtown Lexington, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 4.  The parade is part of an all-day street festival, concert, fireworks and running of the Bluegrass 10,000.


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