Tuesday, April 1, 2008

R.I.P. Bill Keightly

I'm a day late posting this I realize, but whatever. Long time - 48 years to be exact - Kentucky equipment manager died yesterday in Cincinnati from internal bleeding caused by a previously undiagnosed tumor on his spine.

There are few people in or around the SEC that would have been more fun just to sit down with and listen to him tell stories. His career dates back to Adolph Rupp and included other SEC legends like Joe B. Hall and Rick Pitino. After nearly 5 decades as a fixture on the UK bench, he'll be missed by UK coaches, players, and fans as well as anyone who watches a Kentucky basketball game on TV.

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