Not the standard reaction to the retirement of a sports information director.
If you asked me to pick one sports info person to write a tell-all book about everything they’ve seen in their career… Kenny would be at the top of my list. He’s been through it ALL — and done it with class, professionalism and good humor. Job won’t be the same without him. https://t.co/XOSEA7fFdR
— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) April 28, 2022
He would hate this…. but @KKcards deserves to have his name retired to the rafters @kfc_yumcenter …. What he’s meant to the University of Louisville can’t be measured.
— Kent Spencer (@WHAS11Kent) April 28, 2022
Another GOAT is stepping away from college basketball. Kenny has been an absolute model for how to be a professional and a mensch. Between his grandkids and Jimmy Buffett shows he is headed for a glorious retirement. Thanks for everything Kenny! https://t.co/23S6W5MBF6
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 28, 2022
Congrats to Kenny Klein on his retirement. Fiercely loyal, extremely talented. The Final 4 will miss you, the Kentucky Derby will miss you and most of all every Cardinal fan will miss you. Louisville was so lucky to have you!!!!
— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) April 28, 2022
I can’t put into words what @KKcards has meant to me professionally and personally. He gave me a chance fresh out of graduate school, became one of the best mentors, but more importantly, is a life-long friend. Excited for you, Kenny! https://t.co/udtTHQkVZs
— Ira Green (@iragreen) April 28, 2022
Congrats to @KKcards, one of the best I’ve ever been around in this business.
I remain awestruck by the class and professionalism that he continued to bring in, let’s say, constantly less than ideal circumstances with U of L men’s basketball and U of L athletics. https://t.co/AetIb0gZRI
— Gentry Estes (@Gentry_Estes) April 28, 2022
Appreciate this man more than anyone could imagine. He has been a tremendous boss and an even better friend. We have been through a lot together in my 19 years years and he’s always remained the same person – a true pro and friend. https://t.co/0Hn1gceSvO
— RoccoGasparro (@Rocco_Gasparro) April 28, 2022
Thank you for everything! Always the same guy, truly one of a kind Enjoy the next chapter!
— Malik Williams5️⃣ (@leek_willi) April 28, 2022
You’re not going to be able to find one person to say something bad about Kenny Klein, because no such human exists.
If ANYONE in sports communications has earned a glorious retirement, it’s this man. Absolute SID legend. Among the best to ever do it. https://t.co/UB8j14xqMZ
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 28, 2022
You will not find anyone who did their job better than Louisville’s Kenny Klein.
He even delivered beverages to the media after games. Non-alcoholic, of course.
Congrats on his retirement. https://t.co/OGzp9HXcIB
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 28, 2022
What comes before first class? Klein class?
Nobody treated visiting media beat writers better than Kenny Klein. Anything you needed, he had you. Then, he had a beer for you after deadline at Yum!
Kenny always delivered. Always.
Just the best. https://t.co/vRTeKfHIwJ
— Tom Noie (@tnoieNDI) April 28, 2022
Wow. @KKcards is truly synonymous with Louisville Athletics. He handles his job with skill, hustle and class and he’ll be missed. Congratulations to a Hall-of-Famer! https://t.co/br2bfiFsUW
— Matt Park (@MattPark1) April 28, 2022
Kenny, you are as classy as any person in the industry I have ever met. I truly appreciate all your help throughout the years. Take a bow.
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) April 28, 2022
Congrats @KKcards on the retirement and enjoy some time for yourself and family
— Peyton Siva Jr (@PeypeySiva3) April 28, 2022