WKYT is reporting that it is likely that Martin Newton will be named Director of Basketball Operations at Kentucky in the coming days. The job had been presumed to be held by Rod Strickland, but he was moved to a full-fledged assistant’s job and now Newton could be back at UK in the position. Newton is of course the son of CM Newton and has been working for Nike in recent years. He is however very much plugged into the recruiting scene and was one of the main individuals responsible for bringing together the Calipari and Kentucky pairing.
IF this happens, it is a very interesting move and one that continues to showcase Calipari’s goal of dominating all phases of college basketball.