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The latest on Ron “Chin” Coleman

Will Chin be Kentucky’s next addition? There’s reportedly competition for his services.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 25 Illinois at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Stadium reporter Jeff Goodman says that Chin Coleman to Kentucky is not a done deal.

There have been rumors that Coleman is drawing interest from other programs, so perhaps Kentucky is competing with Illinois and at least one other school to get the man named Chin.


According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, Ron “Chin” Coleman is expected to depart Illinois along with Orlando Antigua to join the Kentucky Wildcats’ coaching staff.

As you all know, there has been a lot of talk about the Kentucky Wildcats possibly adding two new assistants to the coaching staff for next season.

The two rumored names have been Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua and Ron “Chin” Coleman.

There have been reports saying that Antigua reuniting with Calipari in Lexington is almost certainly going to happen.

However, we may need to pump the brakes on Coleman coming with him.

Illinois reporter Aarman Sethi of Pypeline was one of the many reporting that both coaches would be joining Calipari’s staff.

That has now changed some, as Sethi has reported an update that Antigua is out at Illinois and Coleman will be staying with the team.

Coleman has been with the Fighting Illini since 2017. Before he got to Illinois, he had assistant stints at UIC and Bradley.

Prior to Coleman entering the college ranks as an assistant, he coached one of the top AAU programs in the country, the Mac Irvin Fire, from 2005-11. Among the notable recruits to play at that program include Jabari Parker, Jahlil Okafor, Meyers Leonard, Patrick McCaw, Ryan Boatright, Tim Hardaway Jr., and former Wildcat Kahlil Whitney.

There is still a chance that Coleman could be coming with Antigua to Lexington, but Sethi seems to believe that Antigua is the only one leaving.

We will keep you updated as more information is released.