A sharply dressed Denny Crum look, with a rolled up program, of course, was selected for the mural of the University of Louisville’s Hall of Fame coach, hoisted into place a couple of days ago on the west exterior of the Marriott Courtyard across Main Street from the KFC Yum! Center.
His legacy at U of L includes two national championships. six final fours, 23 NCAA appearances, and a tournament record of 43 wins and 23 losses. During 30 seasons he amassed a 675-295 won-lost record.
The official ceremony for the mural is Sunday at Noon.
Other hometown heroes with murals include: Darrell Griffith, Diane Sawyer, Phil Simms, Allan Houston, Sue Grafton, Louis Brandeis, Lance Burton, Tori Murden, Bud Hillerich, Paul Hornung and Derek Anderson.
Howard Schnellenberger will be along soon. Surely.