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Reports of Chin Coleman telling Illinois he’s out

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The insider message boards around Illinois are buzzing and now Chris Fisher over at The Cats Pause is reporting Chin Coleman told Brad Underwood he is leaving the Illinois sideline for Kentucky.

One of the worst kept secrets of all time, it has been widely known that Illinois assistant Orlando Antigua will return to Kentucky to re-join Calipari’s staff as an assistant, and that Coleman will likely follow Antigua to fill the other assistant coaching position. They are expected to be the replacements for Tony Barbee and Joel Justus, likely with a shuffling around of current roles to get both Antigua and Coleman with Jai Lucas as UK’s three full-time assistant coaches.

The openings for two assistant coaching positions were listed on UK’s jobs website last week, as is required by law, and the two listings expired today, coincidentally.

Official news should be coming very soon, especially now that Coleman has told his old boss of his intentions to work for John Calipari at Kentucky.

Until then, learn more about Chin Coleman here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

22 Comments for Reports of Chin Coleman telling Illinois he’s out



  1. ClutchCargo
    4:45 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

    I hate it for Illinois, which is at a basketball high point for them right now. But this is a badass move by Cal, and I love it for us!



    • kjd
      4:49 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      Time will tell.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:56 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      The willingness to do what it takes to right the ship is already telling me a lot. It’s okay to be happy and optimistic.



    • Realme
      5:24 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      Agree Clutch! We wanted Cal to show he is serious about fixing things after last season, and this is evidence that he is. (Sorry Illinois, I can’t think of a reason to hate you, but you probably hate us now).



    • runningunnin.454
      9:27 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Rm, I believe it was former Illinois coach Lou Henson that coined the phrase, “CorRUPPt Arena”. That might be a reason to hate them.



  2. CahillsCrossingNT
    4:55 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

    Won’t make any difference. Kentucky is in decline and will be until a change at the top is made.



    • catsby.5
      5:02 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      God you’re the worst. Go back under your bridge troll.



    • Johnnyringo11
      5:04 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      Yeah lets hire your dumba$$. Im sure thatll get us over the top



    • StuckinLville
      5:20 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      Are you really that ignorant? You act like you have been oblivious to all the play for pay, players skipping college, and the fact that the ASSISTANTS are the one that evaluate talent to bring to the program. Please do yourself a favor and just hush.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      6:42 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      If it ain’t a picture of Count K naked it doesn’t have a positive effect on Cahills mood.



    • BLUEVADER
      7:55 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      Sure they are!! They will be ascending to the tops if recruiting again with Orlando and Hai. Orlando was big part of the Classes from Wall through Randle and Towns classes. Recruiting took a slight dip after Orlando left the fold. Now Jai and Orlando on staff we will lock up the Big-time recruits that will not go pro and will more then likely get the top transfers we need. KENTUCKY BASKETBALL IS ON THE RISE. GET ON THE TRAIN OR IT WILL RUN YOU OVER!!



  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    5:17 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

    More chins than a…

    Oh never mind.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      6:43 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      Picture of a beardless Santa…..



  4. Dr. Tom
    5:23 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

    Okay, now please get the roster set!!



    • nocode96
      7:31 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      These guys have until July to decide where they play basketball. Don’t expect people to make important decisions based on what you want as a fan. Still a long ways to go and patience is a virtue.



  5. VirginiaCat
    5:56 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

    I hope Chin can play PG and has some eligibility left



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:38 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      You have all the answers. Why don’t you schedule a meeting with Cal and his staff to tell them everything they’re doing wrong and how to fix it?



    • LayTheOdds
      12:54 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      What answers do you have dipsh*t? Put on your cheerleading skirt and blindly follow One-title Cal?



  6. blueballs80
    6:08 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

    Justus leaving was probably a good move. While he is a good recruiter, his coaching skills was always a bit of a question mark for me. Could never really tell the effect of his coaching.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      6:45 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      KP left and we sucked, that should answer the question.



    • TBW3011
      7:46 pm May 3, 2021 Permalink

      If you guys think the assistants were the problem in the coaching category I hate to break the news, but the head coach is who has to change and he’s still here



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      3:57 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Except Coach O and KP covered Cal’s weaknesses, once we had neither it showed..