“Any news on Patterson or Lucas?”
It’s the question that launched KSR to the mainstream back in 2007, and thirteen years later, here we are again. In case you missed the bombshell news yesterday, sources tell KSR that Kentucky is close to adding Jai Lucas to the coaching staff. Should the deal go through, the former Florida Gator turned Texas Longhorn turned Texas Longhorn assistant would take on a primary recruiting role, while Indiana assistant Bruiser Flint would focus on the Xs and Os. Neither hire has been made official yet, but it’s clear that John Calipari is ready to get creative with Kenny Payne’s $900,000 per year salary.
As of last night, Lucas was still on the Longhorns’ staff, although a Texas spokesman confirmed to UT beat writer Brian Davis that Calipari had been in touch. As for Patterson, he and the LA Clippers are up one game on the Mavericks in the NBA Playoffs, with Game 2 taking place tonight.
Wildly, there are probably some of you reading this who are completely unaware of Lucas and/or his connection to KSR. The former McDonald’s All-American and son of Maryland legend John Lucas II took us on quite a wild ride back in 2007, turning down the Cats for the Florida Gators and, a year later, spurning Kentucky again when he transferred from Florida to Texas. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, click here to read all 328 posts we’ve written about him.
Jack Pilgrim has been all over this story, so if you need to catch up, check out his post below:
Here’s what else is happening today….
A lotta football news
Yesterday was Kentucky’s first day of fall camp. In turn, we heard from Mark Stoops, Eddie Gran, Terry Wilson, AJ Rose, and Landon Young. Nick Roush has all of the coverage under our “Football” tab, but a few quick hitters:
- No players have opted out (yet)
- Still no word on Joey Gatewood’s waiver request
- Terry Wilson is 100% and blessed
- Running back Torrence Davis is on the roster…as a linebacker
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More BBNBA fun on tap
Last night was a thrilling one in the NBA Bubble, as both No. 1 seeds lost their first games. The Orlando Magic upset the Milwaukee Bucks 122-110, while the Portland Trail Blazers took down the Los Angeles Lakers 100-93. Starting for the Trail Blazers? Wenyen Gabriel. The former Cat had four points, three assists, three rebounds, and a block before fouling out in 16 minutes. Way to go, Wenyen!
WE SEE YOU, WEN! pic.twitter.com/VlRaQNiKVl
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 19, 2020
Elsewhere, Bam Adebayo had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists in the Heat’s win over the Pacers, while the Thunder lost to the Rockets. Today’s schedule:
- 1:30 PM (NBA TV): Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors
- 4:00 PM (TNT): Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets (Jamal Murray)
- 6:30 PM (TNT): Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (Enes Kanter)
- 9:00 PM (TNT): Dallas Mavericks (MKG) vs. LA Clippers (Patrick Patterson)
KSBar: Reds doubleheader, wings, and trivia
It’s a big day at KSBar. Not only is it Wingsday (25 wings for $20), we have trivia tonight and a Reds doubleheader. Starting at 5 PM, the Reds take on the Kansas City Royals, which means you have ample opportunity to enjoy our Reds gameday specials:
Shannon’s walk is TOMORROW
Rain or shine, Shannon the Dude will attempt to walk 50 miles beginning Thursday night. Luckily, the forecast looks pretty decent, with temperatures in the mid-60s and only a 40% chance of showers. Yesterday, he granted our Drew Franklin an exclusive interview about his training regiment.
“The big day is almost here and I’ve been preparing with a vigorous workout which includes my daily affirmations that I do every morning in front of a mirror, 12 ounce curls of Shannon The Dude’s Brew, and walking from the parking lot to the radio station each morning and afternoon with the help of my PowerSteps insoles.”
Shoutout to PowerSteps:
New podcast content coming your way
Have you been by the KSR YouTube page lately? Because we have a ton of content. All of our podcasts are now available on video as well in case you’re tired of trying to find something to watch on Netflix.
Today, you can expect new episodes of the KSR Football Podcast, Sources Say, and The Macks, KSR’s next-gen podcast featuring Maggie, Jack, and Zack. On Friday, Fake Barney and I will have TWO new episodes of FNL on OTT, our Friday Night Lights rewatch. Make sure you’re subscribed to us on YouTube or through our normal podcast feeds:
- KSR YouTube Page
- The KSR Football Podcast
- The Macks on the KSR Feed
- The OTT
- Sources Say
- 11 Personnel
Kentucky Basketball goes back to school
Going back to school is a little different this year, but the folks at UK celebrated the basketball team’s return to campus by sharing their old school pictures. It’s pretty adorable.
Those aren’t the only cool pictures of the basketball team going around right now. Later, we’ll share their photoshoot in downtown Lexington with you.
KSR Dogs of the Day
Keep sending those pics of your pups wearing Kentucky blue to [email protected].