NCAA says it was UK’s decision on Joe B. Hall

The NCAA released the following statement regarding who made the decision on whether Joe B. Hall could or could not coach the Group of Eight NBA Players Who Happen to Have Played for UK in College:

“Public speculation, fueled by inaccurate media reporting, incorrectly assumed the NCAA denied former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall the opportunity to coach in an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic. In reality, the University of Kentucky withdrew its involvement and association with this event due to a conflict with member mandated NCAA bylaws. These bylaws prohibit member schools from participating in events that pay former players and raise funds to benefit teams that include prospective student-athletes.”

UK has always maintained that it had no involvement in the game, and it appears as though some existing rules regarding some issues of the game got in the way. Either way, there’s still more to figure out about this game.