As the news that Kenny Payne accepted an assistant coaching job with the New York Knicks moves through the sports world, former Cats are taking to social media to offer their congratulations.
Here’s a roundup of tweets, starting with Knicks forward Kevin Knox, who found out he’ll be able to call KP coach once again on his 21st birthday.
Wow, what a great birthday surprise…..Congratulations Coach KP! Welcome to the Knicks Family. ????
— Kev (@KevKnox) August 11, 2020
MY MAN, ? GRAND. Congrats ??? https://t.co/lMJowqRD84
— 13am Adebayo? (@Bam1of1) August 11, 2020
Nothing but love for KP. One of the realest in the game! https://t.co/BRTNTFCFg2
— Jarred Vanderbilt (@JVando) August 11, 2020
Will always love KP!!! Congratulations! ?? https://t.co/r56J9RfRdR
— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) August 11, 2020
Congrats KP! Wish you the best. https://t.co/XRRoOnhIWA
— Dominique Hawkins (@Dhawk_25) August 11, 2020
KENNY PAYNE gave me a chance of a lifetime!!! Thanks for everything KP!!! GoodLuck at the next LEVEL!
— Twany (@TwanyBeckham11) August 11, 2020
KP is an amazing Coach, Mentor, and human being. Good luck Coach!!
— Jon Hood (@Jon_Hood4) August 11, 2020
I know @J30_RANDLE and Kevin Knox are not looking forward to these KP workouts again ???
— Tod Lanter (@tod_lanterIII) August 11, 2020
Legendary Move for the culture !!! Nobody like KP
— Mike Kidd-Gilchrist (@MKG14) August 11, 2020
UK also shared this video tribute to KP, which will pull at your heartstrings:
Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat pic.twitter.com/XfGTvcXLTI
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 11, 2020