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Tuesday Morning Chin Coleman Update (He Come)

(Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


(Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

All signs are pointing to Kentucky hiring Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman in the very near future, potentially as early as today. After posting two assistant coach job openings last week in an effort to find replacements for Tony Barbee and Joel Justus, both officially expired on Monday and are no longer listed on the University of Kentucky jobs page.

Reports of Antigua telling Illinois he was leaving the program and returning to Calipari’s staff in Lexington broke last week after UK offered to make the prized assistant one of the highest-paid assistants in college basketball. That addition has been seen as a done deal for over a week. As for Coleman, though, there were several reports that he was mulling several job offers and opportunities, with Kentucky seen as the likely landing spot.

Since then, it’s become abundantly clear that UK is landing both Illinois assistants, with Chris Fisher of The Cats Pause being the first to publicly report that Coleman has told Brad Underwood he is leaving Illinois for Kentucky. Following that report, several other signs have pointed to Coleman joining Calipari’s staff in Lexington, none bigger than the newest UK assistant’s former Nike EYBL program, Mac Irvin Fire, congratulating him on his move to Kentucky not once, but twice.

Coleman coached Mac Irvine Fire for six years before joining the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Colorado State in 2011.

Former Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu also confirmed Coleman’s departure, thanking his former assistant and adding that UK was “getting a real one.”

With the job postings now expired, Kentucky can officially announce both hirings at any time starting today.

Good news on the way, BBN.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Tuesday Morning Chin Coleman Update (He Come)

  1. VilleCat11
    11:06 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    I will call this news a yahtzee!!

  2. 2Dogs
    11:25 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Strange. He doesn’t look Asian.

    • Megan
      11:43 am May 4, 2021 Permalink


    • wakegupper
      12:13 pm May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Really? Don’t be stupid, not funny.

    • WILDCATS1968
      1:14 pm May 4, 2021 Permalink

      As my boy Dan Patrick used to say when doing baseball highlights, “LeWhiff. ” Too many out of work comedians for you to try and be one.

      Massive swing and miss. Be a good idea for you to fade away into obscurity.

  3. chris43
    2:13 pm May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Cal, coach O, and Lucas!!! We should wear em out recruiting and bringing in quality transfers.

  4. magimae
    6:17 pm May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Better get busy soon or their won’t be any one to recruit.