The University of Kentucky announced today that Kenny Payne and John Robic have signed new multi-year extensions with the men’s basketball team.
Payne signed a new two-year deal worth $500,000 annually plus incentives and earned the brand new title of “associate head coach.”
“There’s not a better partner to work with to help these young men achieve their dreams,” Calipari said. “His feel for the game and ability to develop players is second to none. I have all the confidence in the world that Kenny will make a great head coach someday, but we’re ecstatic to have him as a part of our staff as associate head coach for the near future.”
Robic, who has worked alongside Coach Cal since the day basketball was invented, signed a new deal worth $375,000 annually, plus incentives.
Cal said, “No one knows me better and knows what I need to be prepared to coach a game than John. He’s been a loyal friend who has helped me build three different programs. He’s as good as they get.”
The extensions come less than a week after our man Slice was added to the staff.