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Pitt announces Barry Rohrssen is leaving

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

Barry Rohrssen to UK is now the worst-kept secret in college basketball. Pitt just sent out a press release announcing that Rohrssen is leaving the staff, which makes his move to Kentucky all but certain. Last week, John Calipari said he was going to focus on the assistant coaching search this week, and it’s only a matter of time before UK sends out a press release of its own to announce the hiring.

Cal needed a home run hire to fill Orlango Antigua’s shoes, especially in recruiting, and it looks like they’re getting one in Rohrssen. Rohrssen is a New York native with strong ties in the area, and is said to be just as impressive a recruiter as Antigua. At Pitt, he already reeled in a commitment from top 2016 point guard Mustapha Heron, something to keep an eye on going forward.

Welcome to the Bluegrass, Slice.

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23 Comments for Pitt announces Barry Rohrssen is leaving



  1. Brian the Derpface
    5:17 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    A picture of Slice not wearing that godawful pin-striped three piece suit! Look at you, KSR!



  2. Mike
    5:20 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Why can’t I shake the feeling that this guy is shady?



    • beavis
      5:30 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Maybe you saw him coming out of Porcinis restaurant in Louisville ????



    • Mike
      6:10 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Not really sure if you’re accusing me of being a Louisville fan or just took the opportunity to attack Pitino. If the former, then you are a bit sensitive and need to take step back and view the world in a broader/slightly less negative scope. If the latter, your joke was a bit premature, just like Rick.
      Regardless, I’m just saying he looks shady, and other people agree, given the Soprano/gangster references in other comments.



    • Judging a Book by its Cover
      6:16 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      You’re mom looks shady……



    • Idle comment turns into holier than thou judgment
      6:20 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Yea but she don’t need the shade like your mom does when gangbangers do their thing.



    • beavis
      8:50 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Maybe take yourself a bit less serious there Mike.



  3. Tony Soprano at UK
    5:24 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Every time I see him, it reminds me of Tony Soprano. Make those recruits offers that they can’t refuse!



  4. Big Blue Supporter
    5:35 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Mustapha? He’d love playing with Big Willie! Hakuna Matata my friends!!



  5. MacGruber
    5:35 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Slice slice baby! dun dun dun da da dun da



  6. Wall2Cousins
    6:07 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Someone help me understand why hiring a assistant from Pitt is considered a “home run” i dont know of any NBA players coming from Pitt….unless someone can tell me.Thanks!



    • Wow
      6:15 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Poor guy hasn’t even started the job yet. Unbelievable, some of our fans…..



  7. Michael
    6:18 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    You mean Michael McKean?



  8. Subtlety is lost on the stupid
    6:22 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    That means she is ugly.



  9. jmfatz47
    6:22 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I think what people are wondering is WHY is this a “homerun” hire? Who has he recruited? Why is he know as a great recruiter? What has he done? No one is bagging on the man, people are just wanting to know more.



  10. Ten loss Cal
    6:33 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    well another slimy Italian in the state of Kentucky…what is this the godfather



    • DCS195
      7:11 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      He still has Slick Rick’s number, L1.



    • DCS195
      7:14 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      He still has Slick Rick’s number, L1. Ten Loss Cal.



  11. bosshogg24
    6:34 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    When Rohrssen brings two 5 Star players with him rated in the top 10 in the US, then you will understand that he is a recruiter!



  12. BBNine Coming Soon
    6:44 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Pitt rarely got top recruits. They are built with 4 year guys and even redshirt Seniors like Lamar Patterson. Not sure why people keep saying this guy is a great recruiter…



  13. jim
    10:22 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Cal is buying a couple of Pitts recruits by hiring him. Same as UK bought Cousins,Bledsoe and others that Cal/WWW brought from Memphis



  14. dorr87461
    10:53 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Trust in Cal