In what might be one of many changes into this Kentucky training staff following the Wildcats missed the NCAA championship for the first time because 2013, assistant trainer Joel Justus has chosen to take the very best assistant article under Bobby Hurley in Arizona State, a source told ESPN on Thursday.
Additionally, helper Tony Barbee, that was on Kentucky's employees as 2014, will be hired as head coach at Central Michigan, sources told ESPN's Jeff Borzello on Thursday.
Justus, who came at Kentucky in 2014 as manager of analytics and subsequently became a special assistant to the head coach, was the lead recruiter of lots of the best prospects to undergo Kentucky -- such as Bam Adebayo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson, Johnny Juzang, Brandon Boston and many others -- because he had been raised to an assistant coaching job in 2016.
He'll be substituting Rashon Burno, who abandoned the Sun Devils to become head coach at Northern Illinois.
A lot of other changes are anticipated on coach John Calipari's staff following the Wildcats' unsatisfactory 9-16 season.
Illinois assistant trainer Orlando Antigua, a Kentucky helper from 2009 to 2014 and also a heavy hitter at the faculty recruiting globe, is a strong candidate to return with Calipari, '' a source told ESPN.
Another name mentioned as a potential replacement is fellow Illinois helper Ron"Chin" Coleman, sources informed Borzello, but it is considered that pursuit isn't as far along as Antigua. Coleman could opt to go back to Champaign and has also been connected to the assistant trainer vacancy at Kansas, sources said.
Calipari's son, Brad Calipari, can also be expected to come back to Kentucky in some capacity, '' a source told ESPN. Brad Calipari, 24, began his playing career for a walk-on in Kentucky and spent the previous two seasons on scholarship in the University of Detroit.