Former Kentucky player Brad Calipari, head coach John Calipari‘s son, will join the UK men’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant coach for the upcoming 2021-22 season. As a graduate assistant, Brad Calipari will be involved in all on-court activities with the Wildcats including practices, individual workouts and film sessions. He will also play an integral
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
Today’s news and notes from through out the college basketball coaching world… Tulane head coach Ron Hunter will not coach his team on Saturday vs Temple. He released the following on Twitter: “After being informed of my exposure to someone who tested positive for Covid-19, I am following the quarantine protocol and will be unable
Happy New Year! Here is 2021’s first installment of the Daily News & Notes from though out the college basketball coaching world… Kentucky’s John Calipari got ejected Saturday night in a game that saw the Wildcats snap a 6-game losing streak with a 2OT win at Mississippi State. According to ESPN, Calipari said he didn’t
Today’s daily news and notes from round the college basketball coaching world… The Villanova men’s basketball program has paused all team activities due to COVID-19 positive test results impacting Tier 1 staff members. Head Coach Jay Wright has tested positive for the virus and is in isolation per CDC guidelines while experiencing mild symptoms.
Today’s news & notes from around the college basketball coaching world… University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell will miss the next few games. Whitesell came in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. He’s going to self-quarantine, despite testing negative this past week. Assistant coach Angres Thorpe will coach the
by Aaron Hanshaw / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy In a year where so many things look different than they once were, it’s no surprise this college basketball season has begun in equally unusual fashion: Bill Self is playing small ball, Frank Martin is bald, and the highest-profile tournament took place in New Jersey.
News and notes from around the college basketball coaching world… Houston assistant Quannas White led the #10 Cougars to a 77-67 win over South Carolina on Saturday. He was named as the acting head coach after both head coach Kelvin Sampson and assistant coach Kellen tested positive for COVID-19. Kelvin is expected to miss UH’s
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
The Kentucky men’s basketball program has added James “Bruiser” Flint – a former John Calipari assistant with more than 30 years of coaching experience – to the staff as an assistant coach. Flint will fill an opening created earlier this month when associate head coach Kenny Payne accepted an offer to join the New York
With the departure of Kenny Payne to the Knicks, it seems that John Calipari has worked quickly to find his replacement. According to a Tweet by Jon Rothstein, Cal will hire Indiana assistant Bruiser Flint. Flint worked for Calipari at UMass from 1989-96, and took over after Calipari departed for the NBA. He spent five