The University of South Florida announced former UK assistant Orlando Antigua has been fired as the head basketball coach. Assistant Murray Bartow will serve as his interim replacement. USF has a 6-7 record this season and is 0-2 in conference play. In his three years at USF, Antigua had a record of 23-55.
The timing is odd. No explanation has been given for his termination, but Antigua’s program went under NCAA investigation in July for alleged academic fraud by his brother Oliver, an assistant who resigned the day the initial report was released.
A close friend and colleague of Calipari, few would be surprised to see Antigua return to the Kentucky sideline.