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Bruiser Flint essentially confirms addition to Kentucky’s coaching staff

Flint is leaving Indiana for a spot on John Calipari’s staff at Kentucky.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 01 Indiana at Illinois Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s safe to say Bruiser Flint is officially a member of the Kentucky Wildcats’ coaching staff.

Earlier Friday, Flint sent out a message thanking Indiana for his time in Bloomington.

“Hoosier Nation I want to thank you for letting me be part of ur family for three years,” Flint said. The fans and IU athletics treated me with great kindness. To players and staff my mofos, fam for life. To Archie who put me back in [the] game and brought me to a special place. Love you. Go Hoosiers!!!!”

Then tonight, Flint tweeted out a picture that effectively confirms his addition to John Calipari’s staff.

Flint, who was in his fourth year as an assistant at Indiana, spent 20 years as a Division I head coach at Drexel (2001-16) and UMass (1996-01). He replaced Calipari at UMass when the latter left to coach the New Jersey Nets in 1996.

After helping Calipari lead UMass to its only Final Four appearance in history in 1996, Flint then went 86-72 in five years as the head coach and had a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. As the head coach at Drexel, Flint spent 15 years and became the programs’ all-time leader in wins with 245.

Flint is expected to replace Kenny Payne, who is leaving to be an assistant coach with the New York Knicks.

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