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Sunday Headlines: Orlando Antigua/Chin Coleman Edition

Kentucky is waiting to hear from the two Illinois assistants

The waiting game continues for the Kentucky Basketball program as the final pieces of the coaching staff wait to fall into place.

We know Kentucky has had its eyes on Orlando Antigua, a former UK assistant, and Chin Coleman. Both of whom are at Illinois, and at one point, it seemed like a lock Kentucky would bring Antigua back in a reunion that many fans have hoped for.

But Illinois reportedly made a serious counteroffer to keep Antigua and Coleman is examining multiple options, so Kentucky is in a waiting game. Spots have opened up on the coaching staff with Joel Justus and Tony Barbee moving on to other coaching jobs, so the positions are available if Antigua and Coleman want to make the move.

Bringing Antigua back to Lexington would likely make him the highest-paid assistant in college basketball, but it’s a price UK is probably willing to pay to bring back a known recruiter who has a strong relationship with John Calipari and experience with the program.

Things have been quiet on this front for a few days, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the rumor mill began to heat back up today going into next week.

So what do you think? Will Kentucky bring in Antigua? Coleman? Both? Or does Kentucky miss out on both?


Who will join the Kentucky coaching staff?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Orlando Antigua
    (645 votes)
  • 1%
    Chin Coleman
    (21 votes)
  • 30%
    (461 votes)
  • 24%
    (366 votes)
1493 votes total Vote Now

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