Duke University men’s basketball head coach Jon Scheyer has announced the hiring of former University of Kentucky assistant coach Jai Lucas (pronounced “jay”), who will hold the same position on Scheyer’s inaugural staff. A heralded recruiter with Durham ties, Lucas, 33, is regarded as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches. His mother, Debbie, and father, Houston Rockets assistant
Kentucky assistant coach / recruiting coordinator Jai Lucas is headed to Duke. UK head coach John Calipari tweeted the following earlier today: Lucas had been at Kentucky since 2020, and was an assistant at Texas before that. Duke has not made an official statement yet.
The Kentucky men’s basketball coaching staff has undergone an off-season transformation with a familiar face in Orlando Antigua returning to the UK bench and another top assistant from Illinois in Ronald “Chin” Coleman coming onboard. Antigua, a key assistant in the first five seasons of the John Calipari era at Kentucky, has rejoined the program
Kentucky head coach John Calipari has shaken up his staff, promoting Jai Lucas to assistant coach, while Tony Barbee will now assume the title of Associate to the Head Coach (a non-coaching role). Lucas was hired this past summer in an administrative position after spending the past seven seasons at Texas. Barbee served the previous
A former McDonald’s High School All American and now a highly-respected coach, Jai Lucas has joined the Kentucky men’s basketball staff as the special assistant to the head coach and recruiting coordinator. “For our team to add a young but established and accomplished coach to our staff was an opportunity we were thrilled to have,” UK