The Chin is in.
Ron “Chin” Coleman, an assistant basketball coach under Illinois head coach Brad Underwood, is reportedly coming to Kentucky and joining head coach John Calipari’s staff.
— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) May 3, 2021
A talented recruiter, Coleman will most likely be joined by Orlando Antigua who sat on the same bench as Coleman at Illinois. Antigua, a former Calipari assistant at both Memphis and Kentucky, and Coleman will likely have their decisions announced later this week.
Kentucky’s two job postings for its assistant coach openings expire today, so wait for official announcements on both Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman shouldn’t take long. Needless to say, UK needs their recruiting efforts sooner rather than later.
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) May 3, 2021
As Jack Pilgrim of KSR notes, their recruiting efforts will be utilized almost immediately. Kentucky lost 4-star point guard Nolan Hickman following the departure of former Kentucky assistant coach Tony Barbee.
Antigua and Coleman will have that ground to make up and then some, assuming Kentucky loses more players to the NBA Draft and/or recruits who had ties to Barbee as well as former assistant Joel Justus who left for Arizona State last week.
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— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 4, 2021
The amount disrespect thrown Jimmy G’s way is a bit much.
This group is so special.
Big Blue Nation NEEDS this.
That defense certainly needs some immediate help.
This is a puzzling situation and could be an issue if he leaves.
What an athlete…
Tennessee loves drafting troubled players.
What’s the over/under on players dinged?
Somehow this feels incredibly underwhelming.