In advance of tonight's event, it appears mden was a little overly ambitious in posting photos to their site. Enjoy.
After 21 seasons in the NBA, Kevin Garnett is going to announce his retirement tomorrow.
It's fairly well-known that if he hadn't gone directly from high school to the NBA, Garnett would have been a Wolverine. You'll find that story here.
FWIW, Garnett would have been part of the same recruiting class as Robert Traylor, Louis Bullock and Albert White.
Sounds like there's gonna be a town hall of sorts at Hill Auditorium on the 10/8.
The day of a football game. And hockey game.......
Rose, King and Jackson will be on-hand for the event. They'll be joined by U-M professor Yago Colás, University of Houston Professor Billy Hawkins and journalist Kevin Blackistone.
Webber, who has long been dissociated from both the Fab Five and the university, and Howard, who will be in the midst of the NBA preseason as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat, will not partake in the reunion.
The discussion was originally organized by King, who currently lives in Southfield, and Colás, a writer and commentator on social issues surrounding collegiate athletics.
"The aim of this is really to have a discussion — an open, public discussion," Colás told MLive in April when the forum was being sorted out. "It seems to me, from the beginning, that whatever happens with the banners, it should be the result of an informed, broad, transparent public debate and discussion about the different issues at play."
The forum will be free and open to the public. Hill Auditorium holds roughly 3,500 spectators.
According to Thursday's press release: "Panelists will discuss this seminal moment in the University's history -- including the players' cultural impact and the controversy that later emerged."
The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer with the audience.
Members of the Fab Five were most recently together in early August for the first-ever Fab Five Basketball Camp. Also organized by King, the three-day camp included appearances from Rose, Howard and Jackson.
While the forum in October is being sponsored by the university, it will have no formal say in what the athletic department does or does not do regarding the Fab Five, its recognition within the university or its banners, which we previously removed from Crisler Center.
|11/4||vs Armstrong State (ex)||7pm/BTN+|
|2K Sports Classic|
|11/18||Pittsburgh/SMU#||4:30 or 6:30pm/ESPN2|
|11/23||at South Carolina||5pm/ESPNU|
|11/26||vs Mount St. Mary's||7pm/ESPN3|
|11/30||vs Virginia Tech||7pm/ESPN2|
|12/3||vs Kennesaw State||(see note)|
|12/13||vs Central Arkansas||9pm/BTN|
|1/4||vs Penn State*||8:30pm/BTN|
|1/29||at Michigan State*||1pm/CBS|
|2/4||vs Ohio State*||6pm/ESPN2|
|2/7||vs Michigan State*||9pm/ESPN or ESPN2|
|2/16||vs Wisconsin*||7pm/ESPN or ESPN2|
|2/25||vs Purdue*||TBA/ESPN or ESPN2|
|B1G Tournament (Washington, D.C.)|
|3/11||Semifinals||1 or 3:30pm/CBS|
# in NYC at MSG
Note: Kennesaw State game time and network will be decided when B1G Football Championship participants are determined. So hope for a Noon MBB game.