Kentucky is waiting to hear from the two Illinois assistants
The waiting game continues for the Kentucky Basketball program as the final pieces of the coaching staff wait to fall into place.
We know Kentucky has had its eyes on Orlando Antigua, a former UK assistant, and Chin Coleman. Both of whom are at Illinois, and at one point, it seemed like a lock Kentucky would bring Antigua back in a reunion that many fans have hoped for.
But Illinois reportedly made a serious counteroffer to keep Antigua and Coleman is examining multiple options, so Kentucky is in a waiting game. Spots have opened up on the coaching staff with Joel Justus and Tony Barbee moving on to other coaching jobs, so the positions are available if Antigua and Coleman want to make the move.
Bringing Antigua back to Lexington would likely make him the highest-paid assistant in college basketball, but it’s a price UK is probably willing to pay to bring back a known recruiter who has a strong relationship with John Calipari and experience with the program.
Things have been quiet on this front for a few days, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the rumor mill began to heat back up today going into next week.
So what do you think? Will Kentucky bring in Antigua? Coleman? Both? Or does Kentucky miss out on both?
Tweet of the Day
When Craig Skinner got to Kentucky in 2005, the volleyball team hadn’t been to an NCAA Tournament in a dozen years.
Now they haven’t missed one in 15 years and just won the national championship. Remarkable.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) April 25, 2021
What a job Craig Skinner has done.
It’s a good day to be a champion.
Kentucky owns two of the top 10 and is in the mix for two in the top 5.
A deep running back room.
A wonderful soul gone too soon.
All while being led by former Cats.
Tatis is adding a little flavor to the rivalry.