Tulsa World reported Friday that former Kentucky basketball coach Eddie Sutton will be part of the 2020 Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame class.
During his career, he led three schools to the Final Four, including Arkansas in 1978 and his alma mater, Oklahoma State in 1995 and 2004.
Sutton coached Kentucky from 1985-1989, before NCAA rules violations forced him to resign as UK’s coach in 1989.
This is the seventh time Sutton has been a finalist for the Hall of Fame. The official announcement will be made Saturday.
Rex Chapman took time to congratulate his college coach.
My college coach Eddie Sutton has been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. I could cry.
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) April 3, 2020