Just heard the word over WHAS 84 in Louisville, in Rich Brooks' own voice.
The Joker Phillips Era likely begins in a few days. These are the facts, and they are undisputed.
More as the story develops.
[UPDATE]: Rich Brooks just confirmed that he was 80% leaning toward retirement to Tom Leach. Heard with my own ears.
Said it has "Been a difficult time over the last few weeks thinking about it." And ...
"The whole year has been extremely frustrating."