Jalen Rose might be a bit biased, but he thinks that Michigan should rehang the 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners that were earned by the Fab Five. And he’s angry that school president Mary Sue Coleman won’t take them out of storage after the 10-year separation from ex-players involved in scandal that expires in 2013.
Tweeted Rose: “I was saw that U of Michigan has no plans to put back up our hoops banners. Should I do like most of its former BBallers and never return? …Or should I ask for the 250K I donated for my Endowed Scholarship back & move it to another school? Stay Tuned.”
Rose’s tweets came in response to Coleman, who told The Michigan Daily on Wednesday that the banners will remain in storage under her watch.
“What happened was not good, and I don’t think they’ll ever go back up. I don’t,” Coleman said, according to the newspaper.
“Some day, I won’t be president anymore, and maybe someone else will have a different view. But I think you have to reflect on the larger meaning and that we want to hold ourselves to a higher standard.”
Michigan took the banners down in response to sanctions for Chris Webber, Rose’s fellow Fab Five teammate, and others that allegedly received $600,000 from late UM booster Ed Martin.
As Rose said: Stay tuned.