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Barry Rohrssen to UK sounding more and more likely

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

Although we probably won’t hear anything official from UK until Cal gets back from his national book tour, it’s looking more and more likely that Barry Rohrssen will become the next UK assistant coach. Rumors have linked the Pitt assistant to the job for almost a week, and Rivals’ Matthew Steinbrink, who covers Pitt athletics, tweeted that multiple sources are saying it’s happening:

Come on down, Slice.

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49 Comments for Barry Rohrssen to UK sounding more and more likely



  1. Ned Stark
    3:40 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I thought this had already been established…over and over again.



    • technicolor yawn
      3:43 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Brace yourself, offseason is coming…



    • jaws2
      3:51 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



    • bmitche
      3:55 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      jaws2- Don’t you realize its Pittsburgh. You couldn’t pay most kids to go there. Bring a top notch recruiter to UK and we are golden. We are the Mecca of college basketball.



    • jaws2
      3:56 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me..



    • bmitche
      3:59 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      jaws2- I answer you, and you ask the same question. TROLL ALERT!



  2. Rei
    3:43 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Finally a picture of him that doesn’t make him look like a mobster.



    • Kevin C.
      3:47 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah…now he looks like a bookie.



    • SteelyDanny
      3:49 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I’m going with the guard from Prison Break



    • jaws2
      3:52 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  3. Soda
    3:45 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Help me out folks. I am an amateur. Is this a good thing, or bad thing?



    • Trevor2390
      3:48 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      This is a very good thing. He is apparently an ace recruiter and big man coach.



    • jaws2
      3:50 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  4. BillDozer
    3:50 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I’ll hold out for a tweet from Rex before I get too excited over this.



    • jaws2
      3:51 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  5. jaws2
    3:51 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



    • Rei
      3:53 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      We get it, take your pills and watch some tv.



    • L1C6
      3:56 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Good lord dude, get a life. My answer to your repetitive questioning: They are full of 2s and 3s bc they are in Pittsburgh and it sucks. With UKs history and Cal as HC, good recruiters get better players.



  6. Dan Aykroyd
    3:56 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



    • jaws2
      4:10 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  7. Casper
    3:56 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Why is this taking so long?



    • Angelo
      3:59 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      i smell a rat.



    • Chaz
      4:07 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Just hold on. Give it at least half into next season before you rip into somebody you don’t know anything about. Cal has some idea of who he’s hiring. or didn’t you like the staff that came to UK five years ago and ended up with a NC and two Final Fours? Just relax and enjoy what’s put before you. I’m looking forward to next season.



    • jaws2
      4:08 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  8. jaws2
    3:57 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    No, no, no… you don’t understand…. If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  9. jaws2 legit to quit
    3:57 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  10. Donald Rumsfeld
    3:57 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  11. Arnold Palmer
    3:59 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  12. inside info
    4:01 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I actually don’t have any inside info on this–I’m assuming Cal is going to replace Rod’s open position too. Is that position too “lowly” for Barbee to take? Wasn’t Rod demoted from assistant coach to DoBO after his DUI? I guess my question is, is Barbee still in the running to be put on the staff? Surprised we aren’t hearing names for that yet.



  13. Ace
    4:01 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    back off jack, the guy can recruit.



  14. Sammy Davis Jr.
    4:01 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  15. INCALWETRUST
    4:02 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If Cal says he can recruit, He can recruit…..Yes, if Cal jumped off a bridge I would too, because there is a 75% chance we “land” in the FINAL FOUR.



  16. Vinny
    4:04 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    i think he would waste any player that turned down UK.



    • Angelo
      4:07 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      i bet he packs a Glock 42.



    • jaws2
      4:09 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



    • Knuckles, Moose
      9:10 am April 16, 2014 Permalink

      B/c he’s been recruiting for UK the entire time he’s been at Pitt. Now send Fredo to cover in Pitt and have Mikey meet Pitino in the Spaghetti shop to take care of business. Apparently the blonde we sent a few years back missed the plant in the bathroom stall.



  17. beardbrain
    4:07 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Here’s why…

    Cheick Diallo
    Damon Wilson
    Stephen Zimmerman
    Chase Jeter



    • jaws2
      4:09 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



    • beardbrain
      4:21 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      He has ties to Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas where Zimmerman and Jeter are teammates and in NY where Diallo and Wilson are teammates. Diallo could have possibly be Pitts first 5 star recruit in years.



  18. theWilkman
    4:12 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    No comment that the guy is a dead ringer for skinny Tony Soprano? KSR commenters are slippin’



    • Adolph Rupture
      4:21 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      back off jack, we said he was packin a Glock
      and would waste any guy that turned down UK.



  19. Soda
    4:14 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Between Cal and this guy, our bench is going to look like a scene out of Good Fellas. Speaking of “scene” this guy can act. He has four film credits on imdb!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744028/



  20. DAKARI STOOPS
    4:45 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  21. Jesus Muhammad
    4:50 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the infidel is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  22. Blake's Beamer
    5:13 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    He’s only coming down here because Mitch and Murray asked him for a favor.



  23. Line beard Inc.
    5:18 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    It’s really good to see that even Rally’s give their employees breaks, but they must’ve taken too long on the repetitive questions about our “ACE” recruiter



  24. Woody Pupper
    5:44 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    This guy is huge downgrade in comparison to Antigua. This all seems like deja vu – Anyone seen that ACE recruiter Billy Gillespie?? Actually Pitt did better when Barry was gone to Manhattan racking up that 58-95 record. The recruiting classes ranked higher when he was gone! You might say give this guy a break, but this is Kentucky Basketball.



  25. Special Eddie
    7:53 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    My guess.. The reason they are full of deuces and treys is because he can’t recruit the whole team by himself as an assistant.



  26. JAMES
    8:55 am April 16, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like Kevin Spacey to me!!! Hope he is good though.