Yahoo’s Pat Forde did a good job reporting on the Leon Smith indictment except for one detail.
Forde wrote that Leon Smith worked as Director of Basketball Operations under John Calipari during Smith’s time at Kentucky. That is incorrect. Martin Newton was hired to be Calipari’s Director of Basketball Ops shortly after Calipari left Memphis for the Kentucky job.
Leon Smith was UK Director of Basketball Ops under Tubby Smith until 2006 when he moved over to Assistant Athletic Director under Mitch Barnhart for a couple of years. He was out before the John Calipari era of Kentucky basketball began.
So go ahead and correct that, Pat.