There are many reasons that Kentucky under John Calipari has been a juggernaut in these past three seasons. Much of the credit of course goes to Calipari, who “gets it” like virtually no other coach in America. But his Assistants have also done tremendous jobs, including John Robic (who handles much of the opponent scouting), Kenny Payne (recruits tremendously) and Rod Strickland (working with players). Also in that group is official KSR friend Orlando Antigua, who has been a tremendous recruiter during his UK tenure. Orlando is always there with a smile and loves coaching in Lexington.
The picture above shows Orlando prior to his Lexington days however, when he was a Harlem Globetrotter. I love everything about the program page above (sent in by a reader), including that he lists “surfing the net” as a hobby. It just goes to show that back in his formative days, when Orlando was not going to Five Star Basketball Camps or learning the bucket of confetti trick, he was probably on Prodigy and Compuserve, getting ahead of the curve to prepare for his great future.
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Bill Keightley Report : Never to be forgotten.
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