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Notable Coaching Changes

 

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Happy Friday to ya, you guys. Welcome to the beginning of the toughest part of the year for we bloggers at Kentucky Sports Radio. News stories are few and far between. For writers like myself who post at night, there are few topics available by the time it’s my turn to write. However, I like you guys. Not love, but like. I know you want the inside scoop on things, so I go above and beyond to get that for you. Today, I bring you the latest news on notable coaching changes.

 

Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota

Richard, son of Rick and JoAnne (as far as we know), is your new head man at Minnesota. He takes over what was left behind when Tubby Smith moved on to…

 

Tubby Smith from Minnesota to Texas Tech

I didn’t like this move for Tubby, but believe it or not he didn’t ask my opinion. I would’ve liked to see him retire. It seems like to me Texas Tech is a place where coaching careers go to die. (See: Pat Knight, Bob Knight, Billy Gillespie) Those careers needed to die, Tubby’s does not. How Donna Smith allowed Tubby to move her to Lubbock, Texas is beyond me.

 

Rod Stickland from Kentucky to DePaul

My friends and I used to love watching Rod in late game timeout huddles. During the huddle, he said nothing. When the huddle would break we loved to watch him tell the players “don’t foul.” I hope whoever takes his place reads this, because this person must take over the “don’t foul” reminders.

 

Brandon Stockton to Glasgow Middle School

I recently broke this news in “Where are they now”, but it’s worth mentioning again. Brandon will take over the 7th and 8th grade team. I anxiously await a future “started from the bottom now we here” tweet from Brandon when he secures a coaching job at a higher level.

 

My friend Phil to Shelby Park Little League “Wild Cow Cubs”

This may seem insignificant to you but like I said earlier, news is sparse. We are reporting all coaching changes. I’m happy to report the Cubs, sponsored by Wild Cow vegetarian restaurant, are on a 2 game winning streak and got a big win over the Braves Tuesday night despite one of the more ridiculous base running blunders I’ve ever witnessed. It was so silly, you guys. Important to remember these kids are only 9-12 years old. Some of them probably still pee in the bed.

 

Nathaniel Miller named “player/coach” of #TheOC Men’s City League team

Due to an amazing attendance spreadsheet Nate made to figure out what players would need to miss certain games and his efficiency in emailing post game stats, Nate was named a player/coach this week. This means he is not only a player, but a coach as well.

 

That’s all for now, be sure to tweet me any other coaching changes you are made aware of this week so we can keep this up to date.

 

@AFlenerKSR

Article written by Aaron Flener

John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I'll make it rain out here.

38 Comments for Notable Coaching Changes



  1. Rei
    9:33 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Texas Tech. Home of former UK coaches.



  2. BigRush
    9:42 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Richard pitino cheats on his wife. He is a bigger dirtbag than Rick ever was. The golden gophers are getting a real prize in that loser. Hope karma catches up with that asshole.



  3. Kevin C.
    9:51 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Richard Pitino = Howard Wolowitz



  4. pizzinmeoff
    9:54 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    lil ricky never played ball, he was kicked off Lex. Cath’s team for cheating on a mah test. Though he never woulda got in a game.



  5. MacGruber
    10:03 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    I failed “mah”, spelling was always my best subject.



  6. JC
    10:15 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan from T-ball to coach pitch



  7. Bleed Blue
    10:24 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Richard can have the same success with Tubbys team. As Tubby had with his fathers team………..Wait maybe not!! UK 40-0



  8. rixter
    10:25 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Flener, isn’t it about time you launched a real career?



  9. Dee W.
    10:47 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    “Tubby Smith from Minnesota to Texas Tech
    I didn’t like this move for Tubby, but believe it or not he didn’t ask my opinion. I would’ve liked to see him retire.”

    Maybe he just enjoys coaching and isn’t ready to retire?



  10. raekwon
    10:50 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t care if this is presented the most ridiculous manner possible. That’s an unwarranted, bush league shot at Richard Pitino (born 1982.)



  11. BigRush
    11:17 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Richard Pitino deserves unwarranted, bush league shots. He cheats on his wife and has a young child. He’s the definition of a turd.



  12. John Ellis
    11:24 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Tubby took that job the same way he left for Minnesota – both UK and Minnesota owed him from big contracts and rather than take money from colleges to do nothing (like Gillispie) he took the most available job. Tubby comes from a military family of integrity and UK is damn lucky he did. Again that ’98 team did not have anyone who had a big NBA career – Shephard went straight to Europe – and that coaching job, and the win over Duke, was the most impressive year any UK coach has had. Over Rupp, Pitino, anyone. To hear Hall celebrated and Tubby trashed is just ridiculous.

    Richard Pitino is completely untested and in the Big Ten. He’ll burn out in two years. Heard many unpleasant stories about him.



  13. Sgt. Jimmy
    11:35 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Not very classy remarks in regaurds to richard pitino. My bet all the above posts are nothing but rumors and gossip. Its like all the rumors and gossip about Coach Cal cheating.



  14. Chicago Chris
    11:35 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Pitino went 18-14 at FIU. How in the world does that justify the jump to Minnesota? If I was a Minn fan, I’d be furious.



  15. BigRush
    11:40 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Richard Pitino cheating on his wife is NOT a rumor. It is a FACT. I wouldn’t slander someone unless I knew for a fact it was true. He is a dirtbag cheater who has a young child and is about to crawl into the spotlight, where all his bull will come out.



  16. BigRush
    11:45 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    And I realize that slander made no sense there… Regardless. It’s a fact, he cheats on his wife



  17. Kevin C.
    12:18 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    #12 John Ellis = Saul Smith…or just an ignorant shmuck.



  18. raekwon
    12:31 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    15 The article questions the paternity status of Richard via Rick and Jo Ann……In 1982! Obviously you were a close party to the Pitinos 30 years ago.



  19. Bluesuedeshoes
    12:33 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    Rod Strickland has been essential to the growth of our pg’s over the years. Respect what he has done for the program.



  20. hahahaha
    1:10 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    There’s no way in hell you get paid to write this garbage



  21. James B
    1:59 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    That “(as far as we know)” comment was classless. Unfunny, I can handle, but classless makes me wonder what I’m doing on this site (at least until I get to the next entry). It should be removed.

    Rick made a terrible mistake with Sypher. Don’t act something similar could never happen to you. I understand making fun of Rick is what people do, but c’mon… too far. That’s the stuff of the worst kind of blogger.



  22. jamie
    3:02 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    remove the rod strickland comment aaron you ungrateful idiot.



  23. rj
    4:05 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    is it just me or does little ricky’s face have needle dick written all over it.



  24. rj
    4:13 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    20. he also made that mistake with a knot hole in a tree a slow moving chicken, toms turtleneck shirt, and any moist opening within pokeing distance.



  25. rj
    4:16 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    I meant 21



  26. who cares
    4:56 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    i beat lil dick in one on one when i went to rick’s bball camps back in the day…. he sucked.



  27. Knott County DnA
    7:41 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    John Ellis, well stated. I concur. Tubby thrives on challenges. He will excel at Tejas Tech. U of Minn. made an huge mistake in firing Tubby. And hiring young Pitino was stupid; at least he has Tubby’s recruits. The kid had Isaiah Thomas’ kids previously and no where to go but up. But, young Richard will fail miserably in the Big 10 and be back in Louisville with his cheating father-exemplar.



  28. Otis
    8:43 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    A fish rots from the head (Matt Jones) down



  29. Mike Hunt
    9:03 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    15. Aaron Flener is implying that JoAnne cheated. Do you know that for a FACT?



  30. Cal Purnell here
    9:12 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    This site has had enough Brandon Stockton love….geez… speaking of him, what happened in Bowling Green last week?



  31. UKBlue1!
    9:44 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    This post is to all the Tubby apologist. You suck. He was a lazy recruiter, refused to make changes and only can coach defense. He was a mistake from day one at UK. There is a huge difference between how his tenure ended at UK and Minnesota. They fired him. UK couldn’t.



  32. Stumps
    11:15 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    s/stickland/strickland



  33. Dee W.
    11:56 am April 20, 2013 Permalink

    31 – “to all the Tubby apologists you suck” – there was hardly any discussion here about Tubby Smith all – looks like just about all a debate about Richard Pitino – you are a just a basher for no good reason.

    But since you decided to bring it up, I’ll just post this again so the actual facts of his tenure are known:

    Tubby Smith record at Kentucky

    1997 – 1998 – 35-4 overall, 14-2 SEC, SEC regular season champions, SEC tournament Champions, NCAA Champions, SEC Coach of the Year

    1998 – 1999 – 28-9 overall, 11-5 SEC, SEC tournament Champions, NCAA Elite 8

    1999 – 2000 – 23-10 overall, 12-4 SEC, SEC regular season Champions (tied), NCAA 2nd round

    2000 – 2001 – 24-10 overall, 12-4 SEC, SEC regular season Champions (tied), SEC tournament Champions, NCAA Sweet 16

    2001 – 2002 – 22-10 overall, 10-6 SEC, NCAA Sweet 16

    2002 – 2003 – 32-4 overall, 16-0 SEC, SEC regular season Champions, SEC tournament Champions, Granted #1 seed NCAA tournament, NCAA Elite Eight, SEC Coach of the Year, Naismith National Coach of the Year, Henry Iba Award for best national coach of the year, AP National Coach of the Year, first and only coach to lead team undefeated through SEC conference play through both the regular season and tournament, new record set for highest attendance at a game at Rupp Arena during this season

    2003 – 2004 – 27-5 overall, 13-3 SEC, SEC tournament Champions, Granted #1 overall seed NCAA tournament, NCAA 2nd round

    2004 – 2005 – 28-6 overall, 14-2 SEC, SEC regular season Champions, SEC tournament runner-up, NCAA Elite Eight, SEC Coach of the Year, Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, AP National Coach of the Year

    2005 – 2006 – 22-13 overall, 9-7 SEC, NCAA 2nd round

    2006 – 2007 – 22-12 overall, 9-7 SEC, NCAA 2nd round



  34. tangledupinblue
    12:02 pm April 20, 2013 Permalink

    GET OFF TUBBYS NUTSACK ! His coaching career has been dieing since 2004 . He’s lucky to have a job . Don’t act like he had other choices . He needed a school that was desperate and he found one . HE WILL FAIL THERE ALSO !Texas Tech is the one thats screwed in this deal . But he will still make his millions . Poor guy . jeesh.



  35. Dee W.
    12:10 pm April 20, 2013 Permalink

    34 – he will “fail their *also*”? He hasn’t failed anywhere he’s been.



  36. Dee W.
    12:13 pm April 20, 2013 Permalink

    15 – “Richard Pitino cheating on his wife is NOT a rumor. It is a FACT. I wouldn’t slander someone unless I knew for a fact it was true.”

    You wouldn’t “slander” anyone unless you knew it was “true”?

    Anyway – post your proof of these allegations or stop making them.



  37. MacGruber
    12:36 pm April 20, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder if Sheldon Cooper will be on his staff ?



  38. tangledupinblue
    11:48 pm April 20, 2013 Permalink

    35 – we ran his lazy ass off and Minn. fired him . I’d say thats failing . lol