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Marshall Henderson joining Ole Miss Men’s Basketball coaching staff

[Photo: Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports]

[Photo: Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports]

Yes, this is real. In news that is very 2020, the infamous Marshall Henderson is coming back to SEC basketball.

Tuesday afternoon, the Ole Miss Men’s Basketball Twitter account sent out a not-so-cryptic video that was quickly followed up with the announcement that Henderson, who played guard for the Rebels from 2012-14, will join the coaching staff as a graduate manager.

“Of course, I am thrilled to be back in Oxford. The people here have been more than wonderful to me for a long time,” Henderson said in the release. “Anything I can do to help the basketball team continue their success, I will do to the fullest of my ability. I am very excited about getting a master’s degree. When I was an undergrad academically, I wasn’t as focused as I needed to be, and this position gives me a path to make peace with myself on that front.”

While I’m still not entirely sure whether or not we’re all about to be rickrolled, this is exactly what I would expect from a year that will go down as one of the strangest in human history. Even still, it sounds like he’ll be on the opposing bench at a basketball arena in the near future, but hopefully with his birds flipped down this time around. If you somehow forgot the legend of Marshall Henderson, allow me to quickly recap you, because he might be the most unique player in college basketball over the last 20 years (and that’s not a good thing in this scenario).

He’s had beef with broadcaster Erin Andrews, got in trouble with the law on more than one occasion, went to rehab while at Ole Miss, and directed homophobic tweets towards former NFL player Michael Sam. To put it lightly, he’s had a few controversies attached to his name. So to say that this hiring was a surprise would be selling him short; this was something I don’t anyone outside of Oxford ever expected.

But hey, now Kentucky fans have another reason to cheer against Henderson and Ole Miss. He has at least seemingly gotten his act together to the point where a University feels comfortable bringing him on board as an employee.

Of all the events to happen in 2020, is this the wildest sports-related one yet? (Actually, don’t answer that)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

7 Comments for Marshall Henderson joining Ole Miss Men’s Basketball coaching staff

  1. mashman 93
    8:48 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    Nerlens had one heck of a game against Ole Miss and Marshall back in 2013.

  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    9:06 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    They figured the hookers and blow worked for Louisville and the NCAA hasn’t touched LSU so why not.

  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    9:50 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    Gettin moderated for a benign comment? Brother.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:51 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

      All I said was basically I hope there is another G I F for us to enjoy in the future.

  4. T-Town Cat
    10:41 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    Still one of the most entertaining GIFs of all time.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:18 am August 26, 2020 Permalink

      I still don’t know who cracks me up more between the guy who was ready to rumble and the guy who just smiled with his hands in his pockets the whole time. So much more going on there also though. Absolutely hilarious.

  5. KyZoneBlitz
    12:39 am August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Well there’s one thing you have to say, when Marshall and ole miss played, you had to watch it, just to see what he was gonna do next. Still though, if you block out all of the antics, the off-court incidents and ridiculousness, Henderson was a pretty solid player on the court. He was a volume shooter, but could handle the rock, slice to the rim, and for a shorter guard, slam one down. If he has actually grown up and realized his past discrepancies, Ole miss will be lucky to have him coaching their guards if he does in fact get that chance.