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.