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June 18, 2020

Kenny Payne thinks Kevin Knox can thrive under new coaching staff

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm June 18, 2020 6/18/20

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The New York Knicks added a bevy of redundant talent to its roster in the summer of 2019; an inevitably short-term approach that did more to hinder the team’s future than it did to advance it. As a result, 20-year old Kevin Knox was forced to take a back seat. But just because the Knicks…

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May 1, 2020

Kenny Payne and Joel Justus listed among top assistant coaches in college basketball

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm May 1, 2020 5/1/20

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Kentucky coaches Kenny Payne and Joel Justus are seen as two of the top high-major assistant coaches in all of college basketball. In a new release by Silver Waves Media breaking down the top 50 assistant coaches in Division I men’s basketball, Payne and Justus were included among the best for their impact on the game.…

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March 10, 2020

Kenny Payne selected for A STEP UP Hall of Fame 2020 Class

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm March 10, 2020 3/10/20

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Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne can officially call himself a Hall of Famer. This morning, Payne, along with seven other assistant coaches, were selected for the A STEP UP Hall of Fame 2020 Class. “As a coach, to see Kenny honored as a Hall of Famer is so rewarding to me because he’s about these…

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February 24, 2020

Five takeaways from Kenny Payne’s pre-Texas A&M press conference

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20 Comments Disabled

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With just four games left in the regular season, the Kentucky Wildcats are in prime position to maintain their two-game lead in the SEC standings and close out the year as conference champions. The first step in making that happen? Taking down the Aggies of Texas A&M on Tuesday evening. This afternoon, Kentucky assistant coach…

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Kenny Payne: Immanuel Quickley’s progress is “unbelievable”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm February 24, 2020 2/24/20

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It’s been a good Monday for Immanuel Quickley. Not only did the sophomore guard receive SEC Player of the Week honors and a new All-American campaign from UK, he was the subject of some glowing comments from Kenny Payne, who raved about Quickley’s journey from an unsure freshman to a confident sophomore who has saved his…

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February 3, 2020

Kenny Payne Describes Ashton Hagans’ Turnovers in One Word

Nick Roush 4:00pm February 3, 2020 2/3/20

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Kentucky’s sophomore starting point guard has hit a three-game skid in the turnover department. Ashton Hagans has totaled 15 turnovers since the road trip to Lubbock. Kenny Payne had only one word to describe the recent phenomenon. “I just think they’re careless. Again, it has nothing to do with the defender, more to do with his…

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Kenny Payne on the lesson Nick Richards learned vs. Auburn

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm February 3, 2020 2/3/20

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Nick Richards has made incredible strides this season, but on Saturday, he learned a very hard lesson: Kentucky can’t afford for him to take a night off any more. Against Auburn, Richards had only seven points and seven rebounds, his worst game since Kentucky lost to Ohio State on Dec. 21. Today, UK Associate Head…

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January 18, 2020

The Zone Defense Kentucky Installed Friday Shut Down Arkansas

Nick Roush 8:00pm January 18, 2020 1/18/20

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John Calipari does not like to play zone defense. Zone defense is exactly what Kentucky needed to sprint past Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena. None of it happened on Coach Cal’s watch. Kentucky trailed 47-44 after Arkansas knocked down technical foul free throws following Calipari’s ejection. Needing stops to spark a big run, Kenny Payne…

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January 14, 2020

5 Notes From Kenny Payne’s Pre-South Carolina Press Conference

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm January 14, 2020 1/14/20

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Earlier today, Kentucky Associate Head Coach Kenny Payne met with reporters to preview the Cats’ trip to South Carolina. He spoke mostly about Nick Richards’ progress — comments we’ll share with you in just a bit — but Kentucky’s big man guru had some other interesting thoughts on the team’s state of mind after four…

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LIVE: Kenny Payne previews UK’s trip to South Carolina

Drew Franklin 11:31am January 14, 2020 1/14/20

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Coming up any moment now, UK assistant basketball coach Kenny Payne will stand at the podium to preview the Cats’ upcoming game at South Carolina. You can tune in to UK’s live stream below to hear all he has to say about SEC Game No. 4:

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