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Slice joins the UK coaching staff, finally

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim McIsaac | Getty Images)

After hitting the recruiting trail independently (in UK gear) for a few weeks, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen officially became Orlando Antigua’s replacement on the Kentucky bench today. UK made it official with a press release naming him John Calipari’s new assistant coach.

“It’s an honor to be part of a program that has the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball,” Rohrssen said in the release. “I was humbled when John Calipari asked me to become a member of his outstanding staff. Coach Cal embodies the meaning of the word ‘success.’ The way he prepares young men for their future, in both basketball and life, is remarkable. Additionally, I’m grateful to represent the most passionate fan base in sports, the Big Blue Nation.”

Coach Cal had this to say: “Barry has been part of my coaching family for the past 30-some years. We roomed together at Five Star as counselors, still in college, and have followed each others’ careers on the court closely. I’m thrilled with what he brings to our staff, both on court and off, in terms of coaching, recruiting and mentoring these young men.”

Welcome to the team, Slice.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

26 Comments for Slice joins the UK coaching staff, finally



  1. Elwood Blues
    4:32 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Photoshop of his head on Kimbo Slice’s body in 3…2..1…



  2. sinful
    4:32 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    this hire embodies Kentucky’s routine since Cal has gotten here: lose a lot (Coach O) gain a lot (Slice)



  3. Psycho
    4:34 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Ol’ Slice looks like Tony Soprano in Season 1 before the weight gain. Fuggedaboudit.



    • Uncanny
      7:25 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

      Fo rill doe.



    • Jimmy Bucketz
      8:15 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

      He also looks like a perfect combination of Kevin Spacey and Rob Corddry



  4. Caltothelakers
    4:39 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Get ready for some hefty NCAA sanctions with this wiseguy. What the H is a-goin on here?!



    • Laughable
      4:44 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

      Keep praying, Tard. Keep praying.



  5. Usual Suspect
    4:40 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    He looks like friggin’ Kiser Soze… The greatest trick [Slice] ever pulled was improving Calipari’s recruiting… Go Cats.



  6. DAKARI STOOPS
    4:45 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    C’mon down Slice…Welcome!!!



  7. Bubba Earl
    4:45 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome Coach Rohrssen to Kentucky, we are excited you have joined the staff and wish you well.



  8. Scott Baio
    4:50 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Do you all care to put out the correct pronunciation of his name?



  9. Old Codger
    4:50 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Boy this hiring came out of left field! I love when news isn’t spoiled 3 weeks before it becomes official! Shocked the piss out of me!



  10. Steve
    4:55 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome to UK Kevin Spacey.



  11. Yep
    4:55 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    I love his slippery look-it gives the trolls more to flap about.



  12. CATFAN4EVER
    5:00 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    With a first name like SLICE, who cares what his last name is, or how to pronounce it?



  13. Mark stoops
    5:13 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    He looks like me!



  14. hell cat
    5:16 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Looks kinda like Lenny / David St. Hubbins



    • Corey
      5:54 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

      That’s what I thought as well…didn’t think anyone else would see that…hope he is just as awesome as them..



  15. Guiddo
    5:43 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    If bob knight criticizes UK while slice is on staff knight will end up buried in a corn field.



  16. JLP
    6:17 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Time for a new picture. This one seems to be the only one you know about…. so you keep showing it.



  17. Jordan
    6:24 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome the BBN Slice



  18. AddctdGmbler
    6:59 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Isn’t it weird though how everyone instantly strereotypes this guy just from this picture. Just his pic makes me think he’s shady lol. I’m sure he’s not but it’s just weird how everyone has the same assumption when they look at this guy. Excited to have him join the staff nonetheless.



  19. Westward Bound
    7:28 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    It took so long because Slice had to find out what the Lakers were willing to pay. (See what I did there?)



  20. bluetooth
    9:49 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    slice is on this people … chill



  21. Kevin C.
    10:39 pm May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Now if only Kenny Payne was known to be a high-roller in Vegas, so we could call the duo “Slice ‘n Dice”….