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Derek Anderson wants to join UK basketball staff

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The former Kentucky star wants to come back and coach.

Derek Anderson

The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t been having the success in the 2020-21 season that we all expected them to have.

However, the coaching staff has also experienced a lot of changes, as Kenny Payne left for the New York Knicks, so John Calipari added Bruiser Flint and Jai Lucas.

With all of the changes, there is now a former player that has his eyes set on joining the staff.

Former Kentucky star Derek Anderson took to Twitter to announce his interests in joining the coaching staff at Kentucky.

“My passion for the University of Kentucky is because I realize what it did for me, my family, & my community. So my passion is why I want to join the staff NOW! I want to help these players develop in every way! I’m here (because) I care!”

Anderson was a part of the 1995-96 and 1996-97 teams and in his senior season averaged 17.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 steals while shooting 49% from the field and 40% from three.

The former Cat also went on to have a 13-year NBA career where he averaged 12 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 615 career games.

Only time will tell if this is something that ends up happening, but would you like to see Derek Anderson join the basketball staff?

Let us know in the comments section.

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