Bruiser Flint’s addition is all but official for the Kentucky basketball program.
This morning, the Indiana basketball assistant coach said goodbye to the Hoosier fanbase, thanking them for three years of support.
“Hoosier Nation I want to thank you for letting me [be] part of [your] family for 3 [years],” Flint wrote in a Twitter post. “The fans and IU athletics treated me w/great kindness.
“To players and staff my mofos, fam for life. To Archie who put me back in game and brought me to a special place. Love [you]. Go Hoosiers!“
Flint – John Calipari’s longtime friend and former UMass assistant – was heading into his fourth year at Indiana and has more than 30 years of coaching experience. The Philadelphia native spent 20 years as a Division I head coach and won 331 games while leading Drexel (2001-16) and UMass (1996-01). He was was named Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year (2002, 2004, 2009 and 2012) and NABC District Coach of the Year (1998, 2007, 2009 and 2012) four times apiece.
Following Kenny Payne’s departure from the program last week, Flint’s potential addition was reported almost immediately. In fact, the Indiana assistant was penciled in as a likely replacement right when the possibility of Payne leaving the program for the New York Knicks was discussed the week prior.
KSR has confirmed with numerous individuals at Kentucky and Indiana that Flint’s official addition is imminent.