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Scott Rigot makes his return to D-1 basketball




Scott Rigot is back and stronger than ever and it isn’t at selling Vonage phone service overseas. Okay, stronger than ever might be an overstatement, but he did just make his return to D-1 basketball. He just got a job at Marshall under coach Dan D’Antoni, former Lakers assistant coach, and is looking forward to helping rebuild the team after a…uh….hard last couple seasons.

What is most surprising is that he already did something at Marshall he never accomplished under Tubby Smith at Kentucky. He got an overseas recruit. Although the player hasn’t been able to come over to the US quite yet due to ‘legal’ matters as the Herald-Dispatch called it, we can still count it, right?

Does anyone even remember who Rigot is?

He was an assistant coach who worked under Tubby. He was hired after he boasted about his connections to overseas recruits, but he managed to not pull one international player at his time here. He also wasn’t a player favorite at Kentucky. After Tubby left for Minnesota, Rigot was left behind to fend for himself.

I do not even know what he has really been up to lately, to tell you the truth. After research all I can tell is that after he was left behind, he was hired at Duquesne, but left two years later, just to disappear in the China basketball underground for a couple years. (I like to think that is actually a thing)

To celebrate Rigot’s new job, let’s take a walk in KSR’s history and reflect on the time he ran in the Bluegrass 10,000. Spoiler Alert: Jerry Tipton even beat him.



Article written by Courtney Hessler

Ashley Judd is my spirit animal. Follow me on twitter at: @Hessler_KSR

8 Comments for Scott Rigot makes his return to D-1 basketball

  1. Tennessee Wildcat
    11:48 am May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Scott Rigot was a major reason Tubby had to go to Minnesota, because he is a failed recruiter. Best of luck for Marshall university, they’re going to need it.

  2. JoeWalsh
    12:26 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Rigot pretty much epitomized the arrogance and laziness that led to our program’s demise. Rigot was a complete joke.

  3. Winston Churchill
    12:55 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    That dick was the worst assistant coach Kentucky ever had. He would be the worst coach period if not for Gilldrunkspie.

  4. Oscar Mayor Wiener
    3:27 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

  5. Truth
    3:48 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Let’s talk about the time you ran a 10,000 Courtney? Wait, you didn’t? Maybe you shouldn’t trash others until you attempt it yourself. That’s a much greater distance than you can imagine (without running it) and just finishing it is a great accomplishment.

    • Courtney's Defense
      4:15 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      Its 6 freakin’ miles, Summer’s Steve. If you can walk 3 you can trot 3 more for 6 and a tee shirt.

  6. goreed
    4:24 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Not sure about his coaching and recruiting, but from watching him in the past I’m sure he will be chewing his chewing gum with the best of them.

  7. Brother Duane
    4:09 pm May 26, 2014 Permalink

    You are some sick dudes to be trashing someone like this for stuff that did or didn’t happen years ago. All he did was get a job. Suggestion -> Get a life.