An Oregon radio station is reporting that UK Associate Athletic Director Rob Mullens will become the new Athletic Director at Oregon and could be announced later today. Mullens has been at UK for a bit and just recently had been appointed to the role of day-to-day operator of the UK men’s basketball program. Mullens is universally respected by those that work with him and has been considered a big asset to the basketball program, working on scheduling issues and setting up many of the games that UK has arranged in recent years. More importantly, his relationship with Calipari has always been strong and his new role as unofficial “basketball AD” was in part to help the relationship between Calipari and Mitch Barnhart. His departure will be felt within the basketball program and it will be interesting to see whether he is replaced in that unofficial role.
Congrats to Rob Mullens, who by all accounts is a great guy and a great worker. He deserves this opportunity.