Jalen Rose not happy with Mary Sue Coleman's recent Fab Five banner stance
Mary Sue Coleman has no immediate intentions of re-raising Michigan basketball's removed banners.
And Jalen Rose isn't exactly thrilled about it.
The former Michigan basketball star took to Twitter on Thursday in response to the University of Michigan president's comments in a recent Michigan Daily article about the four banners exiled from the Crisler Center, two of which are the 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners.
"I saw that U of Michigan has no plans to put back up our hoops banners," Rose tweeted. "Should I do like most of its former BBallers & never return?"
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Michigan removed four banners from the Crisler Center rafters in 2002 in the wake of the Ed Martin scandal. Two of them are directly tied to the famed "Fab Five" recruiting class, which included Rose and Chris Webber.
An investigation revealed Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock received a total of $616,000 from Martin.
Technically, Michigan can return the two Fab Five's 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners to its rafters in 2013, when the school's disassociation period with Webber ends.
During a fireside chat with students Wednesday, Coleman said "I don't think they'll ever go back up."
Rose followed up his initial tweet with the following:
"Or should I ask for the $250k I donated for my Endowed Scholarship back & move it to another school? Stay tuned."
Neither Rose, nor fellow Fab Fivers Jimmy King, Ray Jackson or Juwan Howard were present in January when Michigan held a dedication ceremony for its new William Davidson Player Development Center.
A call placed by AnnArbor.com to Rose's representation seeking further comment was not immediately returned.
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