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Rod Strickland interested in DePaul assistant job

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According to the Chicago Sun Times, Rod Strickland is interested in an assistant coaching job at DePaul, his alma mater.

Strickland was a two-time All-American at DePaul, and after a seventeen year pro career, joined John Calipari’s staff at Memphis in 2006. He’s been an assistant on his staff ever since.

If true, happy trails to you, Strick. You will be missed.

H/t to Anthony Wireman

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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17 Comments for Rod Strickland interested in DePaul assistant job



  1. Sean
    2:07 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Who in their right mind would leave UK with the potential season coming up??



  2. Chip Kelly
    2:11 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Wise move my friend, get out while you still can!



  3. Really
    2:25 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Does that ball say what I think it says???



  4. slkdjs
    2:26 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Alright, i’m not just saying because he could now potentially be leaving but I have never liked the guy. Everything from his DUIs to his disinterested look on the bench during games, if he was at any other school we would hate him.



  5. Chaz
    2:28 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Played in the league for 17 years! Taught those PG’s Cal recruited quite a lot. Good Luck coach Rod, whatever you do, but you’ll miss a lot if you leave UK and miss out on another ring

    from nba.com:
    1- Scored his 14,000th career point, posting 12 points and a game-high 10 assists, against the Portland Trail Blazers on 1/18/03
    2- Notched his 6,000th career assist, posting 17 points, a game-high 12 assists and 7 rebounds, against the Milwaukee Bucks on 3/30/99
    3- Named to the 1997-98 All-NBA Second Team
    4- Led the NBA in 1997-98 with a career-high 10.5 apg and finished second in 1998-99 with 9.9 apg
    5- Also ranked 4th in the NBA in assists in 1995-96 (9.6 apg), 5th in 1991-92 (8.6 apg) and 1994-95 (8.6 apg) and 6th in 1993-94 (9.0 apg)
    6- Became the 25th player in NBA history to score 10,000 points and dish out 5,000 assists during the 1997-98 season
    7- Scored his 10,000th career point, posting 14 points and a game-high 16 assists, against the Houston Rockets on 12/27/97
    8- Ranked third in Trail Blazers’ franchise history after 1995-96 season with 2,501 assists and tied a Trail Blazers’ franchise record with 20 assists against the Houston Rockets on 3/30/96.
    9- Named to the 1988-89 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 8.9 ppg and 3.9 apg for the Knicks



  6. Bluegrass
    2:29 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

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    Love the basketball dropping the F bomb
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  7. wells21
    2:31 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    3 & 6- It says “The Rock”…………..sheesh



  8. Chaz
    2:34 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    #6 – I thought it said puck, maybe RS minored in hockey at DePaul.



  9. Maxbps8
    2:37 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    If true, congratulations to you Rod. I have often wondered why the Cal Coaching Tree is not very big? Why don’t more CoachCal guys move on to head coaching positions? Moving into an asst position seems like a step down; particularly as others have mentioned, when you have the class we have coming in next year.



  10. Mr Obvious
    2:47 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Another casualty of the failed Ryan Harrow experiment.



  11. Feesh
    2:57 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    The streets of Lexington will be much safer with that drunk off the streets.



  12. TwoDUI
    3:32 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll drink to that!!! Since UK is the DePaul of $EC Football why not send a basketball coach there??



  13. Displaced
    3:48 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Rod can’t recruit now I believe because NCAA only allows 3 assistants to recruit. RIght or wrong? I’m sure he’d take a job where he can use his Chicago connections to recruit to DePaul.



  14. KG
    4:02 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds like a done deal. If so, then I want to wish Rod the best of luck and thank him for his efforts and loyalty to The University, State and Big Blue Nation. You will be missed.
    Had the opportunity to meet him and have my picture taken when we were in Ironton Ohio to watch Oak Hill and Doron Lamb play really great guy.



  15. Dear UK, we are national champs and you are not
    4:08 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds like somebody is getting out of dodge before the NCAA comes calling. It’s only a matter of time until UK’s house of Cards collapses.



  16. jK
    7:02 pm April 17, 2013 Permalink

    “Dear UK, we are national champs and you are not”

    Like your coach. Champs for 2 minutes….