Orlando Antigua, one of John Calipari’s two new hires, made a special guest appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio earlier today to catch up on old times. In the interview Antigua was everything fans remembered from his first time around in Lexington as he explained why he decided to come back, what he thinks of the team, and what it means to work for Calipari.
But Antigua’s good friend Chin Coleman, the other Illinois assistant who left for Kentucky with Antigua, is unknown to many around the Bluegrass, so KSR used the opportunity with Coach O to get a good read on Coleman.
Asked by Matt Jones to describe who the Big Blue Nation is getting in Coleman, Antigua replied, “You’re going to get a guy that you guys are going to like. He’s really intense. He’s an incredible basketball mind; really, really good basketball coach. He does a great job of building relationships across the country with coaches, with players—he’s a great human being.
“You guys are going to like him,” Antigua continued. “You’re going to feel his energy and his passion in the way he talks. He’s got that Chicago swag and he ain’t afraid to let everybody know he’s got that Chicago swag.”
Coleman is rooted in Chicago, which is why it was not easy for Kentucky to pull him from the University of Illinois, a program he’s followed his entire life. Over the weekend Coach O said he told Coleman, “This is Camelot. It’s the winningest program in college history.”
Chin Coleman will be a guest on KSR on Tuesday to give his first impressions of Camelot, what he brings to the Wildcats and more. Tune in for some of that Chicago Swag.