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Orlando Antigua is voted the 5th most feared assistant coach by his peers

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Jeff Goodman has made the switch from CBS Sports to ESPN, where he now rests comfortably with his feet propped up on the Insider pay wall. Goodman surveyed more than 200 college coaches on which assistant coach they feared most on the recruiting trail. Not surprisingly, Orlando Antigua made the list, coming in at number five:

5. Orlando Antigua, Kentucky Wildcats

John Calipari has no peer when it comes to recruiting — and the combo of Cal and Kentucky is nearly unbeatable. That’s part of what makes Antigua feared, but he’s also done more than his part to make certain UK continues to get elite players season after season.

Antigua is currently coaching the Dominican Republic National Team, which includes 2014 UK signee Karl Towns. There’s rumors that 2014 PF Angel Delgado may join the DR’s Junior Team, which could mean Coach O could work his recruiting magic once again.

Check out the rest of Jeff’s list over at ESPN Insider, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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14 Comments for Orlando Antigua is voted the 5th most feared assistant coach by his peers



  1. Musehobo
    11:22 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    Bigger question. Who is ranked ahead of him?



  2. Bobbum man
    11:33 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    1- yeah really, I’d like to see the 4 coaches ranked ahead of him



  3. Nick
    11:40 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    It’s probably because of the bullet in his skull, and the fact he was a Harlem Globetrotter.



  4. JT
    11:45 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    I hope if Cal ever leaves and he’s still at UK that he becomes the next head coach.



  5. Rockfield, KY
    11:46 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    If ESPN did the poll it goes like this:

    1. Wojo
    2. Jeff Capel
    3. Chris Collins
    4. Jon Scheyer



  6. tltaworl
    11:52 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    haha, who is scared of Wojo. Now if Maglore was an assistant coach, who would be number 1? And what is a Jon Scheyer? Is that the guy from Napoleon Dynamite?



  7. tltaworl
    11:54 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    When Orlando Antigua tore his achilies tendon, he did it to prove he was tougher than the original Achilies. True story.



  8. yeah right
    11:56 am August 1, 2013 Permalink

    Coach O at 5? Yeah right! He’s not that much of a threat to get your recruit. lol.

  9. @n1,2 come on down I-64 and stop at Floyd st. and come talk too me #3 Kevin Keats.



  10. Jpppp
    12:49 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    It shows #1 is Townsend from Kansas. You have to be insider to see the rest.



  11. MrWildcat
    1:08 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    1. Townsend
    2. Hopkins
    3. Keatts
    4. Pierre
    5. Antigua



  12. Blue To The Bone..
    3:31 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    I had pretty hair like that a long!! time ago…



  13. Blue To The Bone..
    3:33 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    #1 Probably all of Benedict’s asst….He voted for each one of them “every 15 seconds”…



  14. j dub
    12:25 am August 2, 2013 Permalink

    orlando is number 1 for sure