The Kentucky Wildcats have found their third assistant coach.
Turner, who joined Oklahoma for the 2021-22 season, was the program’s associate head coach. He previously held the same role with the Texas Longhorns during the 2020-21 season.
Before that, the 44-year-old Turner spent seven seasons at SMU, which included several seasons in which he worked under Larry Brown, who John Calipari has close ties to.
Speaking of, when Turner was hired by Shaka Smart at Texas, Brown offered some strong praise to Turner.
“He (Brown) said, ‘K.T.’s the best assistant I’ve ever been around because the impact that K.T. has on the people around him,” Smart told reporters when he hired Turner, via The Athletic.
A native of Manhattan (KS), Turner played collegiately at Hutchinson Community College and Oklahoma City University. He went on to play pro ball overseas for several years before beginning his coaching career.
Turner was actually part of the Wichita State staff in 2012-13 when they made their magical run to the Final Four, where they were defeated by
And be sure to read Tucker’s full report for more great insight into the hire.
John Calipari has his man.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) May 31, 2022
K.T. Turner, associate head coach at Oklahoma (and former Texas and SMU), will be Kentucky's third assistant, sources tell @TheAthletic.
Cal wanted a player-development specialist with Texas recruiting ties.https://t.co/5KWa77MSwA
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