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Rod Strickland in the mix for Memphis assistant job

Jon Rothstein of CBS is hearing from his sources that Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland may be in the conversation for a spot on Josh Pastner’s staff at Memphis.

Strickland was formerly the director of basketball operations at Memphis but followed John Calipari to Kentucky in 2009.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

17 Comments for Rod Strickland in the mix for Memphis assistant job



  1. Steve Brule
    5:00 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Good for him. He could use the upgrade!



  2. Andrew
    5:03 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Would be interested to see who Cal would get to replace Strickland



  3. Jon Gilbert
    5:09 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    am I missing something? Leaving UK and Cal’s staff for Memphis and Pastner’s staff?? Sounds like a step down, just sayin



  4. Confused
    5:10 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    #3- Agreed! Why is Strickland so desperate to leave Cal and UK?



  5. Jz
    5:13 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Any truth to wiggins faxing the uk staff today???



  6. Josh Pastner
    5:13 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe if I take one of his assistant’s i’ll begin to have a modicum of success . . . because I haven’t done it so far.



  7. Mr. Obvious
    5:25 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Why can’t UK make him an asst coach again? Why can’t we get out savior in PG evolution to stay?!



  8. Jim
    5:26 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    If Strickland wants to be a head coach some day, he has to be an assistant first. I would assume that is why he is looking around. I wish him the best of luck.



  9. Knows better
    5:32 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t think Strickland finished collage. Do you have to have a degree to be a head coach?



  10. Andrew
    5:46 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Has more to do with being a lead assistant on the staff. Cal will get a good guy to come in should Strick leave



  11. Kev
    5:57 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    9. He was doing arts and crafts? Collage.



  12. Otis
    6:19 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Rod directed this basketball operation to a first round loss in the NIT to Robert Morris



  13. brain
    6:36 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Unless the money raise is substantial this would be a bad move for Rod.



  14. Rae
    7:04 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    3/4. To be an actual assistant coach.



  15. NOTso FASTmyFRIENDS
    7:07 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    How come Cal’s guys never get coaching jobs?



  16. @15
    7:29 pm May 11, 2013 Permalink

    Tony Barbee



  17. Dee W.
    4:13 pm May 12, 2013 Permalink

    6 – The real Josh Pastner has had a great deal of success at Memphis which is why others schools are after him and Memphis got spooked and gave him a nice contract extension to keep him there. They have continued to improve every year, and last year were 31-5.