Eddie Sutton has a complicated legacy. But that’s nothing new in collegiate athletics; especially in the case of Kentucky Wildcats basketball coaches. Almost all of the coaches that have roamed the sidelines at Rupp Arena have faced controversy at some point in his career.
While Eddie Sutton’s tenure at UK ended in a giant scandal that brought the program to it’s knees, he went on and had success elsewhere, most notably Oklahoma State.
Regardless of what you think of him, Sutton is one of the great coaches in college basketball history. He will finally get his due by being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
For Sutton it may be bittersweet as there probably won’t be a ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tweets of the Day
My college coach Eddie Sutton has been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. I could cry.— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) April 3, 2020
It’s about damn time. @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/JzGyLPfMgI
Tough to hear @jdemling is battling the COVID-19. Thinking of him and wishing a speedy recovery.— Arch Miller (@Archie_Miller) April 3, 2020
Radio host, sideline reporter, and the publisher of Cardinal Authority was on a ventilator as last reported by Eric Crawford. Prayers go out to Jody and his family as be battles this virus. He’s one of the good guys.
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