Jayhawks to retire Hinrich's jersey

Jayhawks to retire Hinrich's jersey

Posted by mikemcgraw on Sun, 09/21/2008 - 13:36
Kansas University finally decided to retire Kirk Hinrich's No. 10 jersey, according to the Lawrence Journal-World. A date for the official ceremony at Allen Fieldhouse has yet to be chosen, but is expected to take place sometime this season. Not sure why KU waited five years to do this, since Hinrich's college teammate Nick Collison had his jersey hung from the rafters shortly after leaving school in 2003. Hinrich and Collison led the Jayhawks to a pair of Final Fours and the NCAA title game in '03. Hinrich still returns to Lawrence, Kan., frequently but sometimes gives the impression that he's not as tight with his alma mater as he would be if coach Roy Williams were still there. So it was nice to see Bill Self offer some kind words about Hinrich in the Journal-World. "Without question, he's one of the greatest ever to play here," Self said. "His teams won and he was a huge part of that. He's been a great pro and is one of the great ambassadors of this university." Hinrich’s jersey to hang in fieldhouse rafters (kusports.com) Also, Dave D'Alessandro has an update on former Bulls guard Jay Williams in Sunday's Newark Star-Ledger. It's been more than five years since Williams was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident following his rookie season with the Bulls. Williams basically gave up on an NBA comeback two years ago after a short stint for the Austin Toros in the D-League. That was the season Toros coach Dennis Johnson died unexpectedly, which Williams says played a role in his decision to walk away. Williams also takes a shot at the Chicago media in the article. If he wants to blame Jalen Rose for his disappointing rookie season, I can accept that. But I don't know what the media would have done to treat him unfairly. Jay Williams thinks he's almost ready to let go of NBA dreams (Newark Star-Ledger)
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