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May 3, 2021

Kenny Payne inducted into Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm May 3, 2021 5/3/21

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Kenny Payne’s talents received some well-deserved recognition over the weekend. Last night, Payne was inducted into the A STEP UP Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame. The former Kentucky associate head coach is one of eight members in the 2020 class, along with Bill Brock (Baylor), Al Brown (Duke), Bill Guthridge (North Carolina), Karl Hobbs (Rutgers),…

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March 27, 2021

Kenny Payne says no to DePaul to remain with the New York Knicks

Nick Roush 7:30pm March 27, 2021 3/27/21

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There will not be a Big Blue reunion in Chicago. Reports surfaced this morning that DePaul’s brass, including athletic director DeWayne Peevy, met with Kenny Payne in Milwaukee to work out a deal to make the former UK associate head coach the new leader of the Blue Demons’ program. Many believed that was the final…

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March 23, 2021

DePaul “zeroing in” on Kenny Payne as next head coach, per report

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:05pm March 23, 2021 3/23/21

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The Kenny Payne to DePaul chatter is getting louder. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that DePaul is “zeroing in” on Payne to be its next head coach. Of course, the move would reunite Payne, Kentucky’s former associate head coach, with DeWayne Peevy, Kentucky’s former deputy athletic director who left the school last year to take…

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February 23, 2021

The Undefeated profiles the ongoing relationship between Julius Randle and Kenny Payne

Zack Geoghegan 12:30pm February 23, 2021 2/23/21

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In an ironic turn of events roughly seven years later, Julius Randle was the one recruiting Kenny Payne. Over at The Undefeated, Marc Spears released an excellent profile on the relationship between Randle and Payne that broke down how the two teamed up once again, this time on the New York Knicks, along with the bond…

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February 21, 2021

Viral Chris Mack Video was Allegedly Sent to Kenny Payne as a Joke

Brent Wainscott 10:30pm February 21, 2021 2/21/21

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Saturday night, a video of Chris Mack celebrating his Louisville Cardinals’ win over Kentucky back in December hit the internet. If you have yet to see the video, take a gander. Welcome to the rivalry, @CoachChrisMack. pic.twitter.com/bJy6ATj8sx — Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) February 21, 2021 KSR obtained the video anonymously. This video inevitably adds to the…

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February 14, 2021

A letter to Kenny Payne on Valentine’s Day

Abbigale Harrison 8:00pm February 14, 2021 2/14/21

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Dear Kenny, It feels like it’s been a million years ago since you left, and at the same time, it feels like it was only yesterday. Things are so different from when you left. It feels like the entire world has changed. And that’s because it has. The Knicks are finally winning, and your old…

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August 13, 2020

John Calipari says he wants Kenny Payne and Knicks to win a championship

Maggie Davis 11:00am August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Kenny Payne may be leaving Kentucky’s staff, but John Calipari isn’t done supporting his guy. In fact, Coach Cal hopes the New York Knicks compete for and win an NBA Championship. If not just for newly-announced assistant coach Kenny Payne, but also for his former Wildcats Julius Randle and Kevin Knox. He expects the combination…

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August 11, 2020

Former players react to Kenny Payne to the Knicks

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am August 11, 2020 8/11/20

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As the news that Kenny Payne accepted an assistant coaching job with the New York Knicks moves through the sports world, former Cats are taking to social media to offer their congratulations. Here’s a roundup of tweets, starting with Knicks forward Kevin Knox, who found out he’ll be able to call KP coach once again…

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August 9, 2020

REPORT: Kenny Payne to the Knicks “has real legs” but is not finalized

Maggie Davis 6:45pm August 9, 2020 8/9/20

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It’s been a busy week for Kenny Payne news. Just hours after Jeff Goodman reported Kentucky’s associate head coach was contemplating a job offer from the Knicks, Payne broke his silence with a conversation for the Herald Leader, saying “it’s not an easy decision.” Now, basketball insider Adam Zagoria is reporting the deal “has real…

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Today on KSR: Kenny Payne watch continues; CFB season might be in doubt

Sam Gormley 10:00am August 9, 2020 8/9/20

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For the second time in 2020, one of Kentucky’s top assistant coaches is being courted by a different team; this time it’s Kenny Payne and the New York Knicks. On Saturday, more news came out about the potential of Payne leaving Lexington to join the Knicks as an assistant coach. More on that in a…

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