This picture was supposed to go as part of the 6 pm post, but alas I forgot. So now it will be part of our post honoring the UK assistant with the mostest, Orlando Antigua. Orlando is the primary UK recruiting Assistant Coach and has been a tremendous part of the ability of the UK program to bring in top-level guys. He relates well to the kids, is well-organized and has a tremendous energy that comes through anytime you speak with him. He has been with Calipari since Memphis but has truly embraced his role at UK and has become a fan favorite in his short time here. You can see him on the court before every game, hair perfectly gelled, smile on his face and talking to the players during their warm-ups, occasionally even doing a little dance with Demarcus Cousins last season.
On a personal level, I have always liked Orlando and he has been very nice to all the media, including KSR. Thus it is good to see him get the props he deserves as one of Yahoo.com’s best College Basketball Assistant Coaches in America. Orlando is on the list and unlike the Fox list from earlier this year, the selections make sense. We congratulate Orlando and wish him well…UK fans should enjoy his presence here, as the former Pitt star is likely headed for a head coaching job in the very near future.
And with that, Sunday is a Beisner day…that means goodness from start to finish.