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.