Lexington, KY— U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement after the passing of former University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall:  

“I grew up watching the great Kentucky Wildcat basketball teams led by Coach Joe B. Hall.  In 1978, the Wildcats won it all under coach Hall’s leadership.  Not many could have risen to the challenge of succeeding the iconic Adolph Rupp, but Joe B. Hall did it and became a Hall of Fame coach and a legend in his own right.  Today, I join so many other grateful Wildcat fans who are saddened by the passing of Coach Hall.  I am praying for his family, former players, and friends.”