Thursday, May 10, 2012

Orlando Antigua Named Top Assistant Coach Under 40


ESPN.com has named the top 10 college basketball assistant coaches under the age of 40.

The list is headed by University of Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua.

Butler assistant Matthew Graves, who is a finalist for the Morehead State head coaching job, is also on the list.

Here is an excerpt:

1.Orlando Antigua (Kentucky): The former Pitt standout helped John Calipari sign another top-ranked recruiting class. He’s also assisted Calipari in developing the young prodigies who have come to Lexington. After Kentucky won the national title in April, Antigua was a candidate for multiple jobs, including Duquesne. It’s just a matter of time before he’s leading his own show. He turns 40 next year.

9.Matthew Graves (Butler): Last year, Brad Stevens promoted Graves, who’s in his late 30s, to an associate head-coaching position, a credit to his role in the program’s success. You don’t reach back-to-back national title games as a mid-major program by accident. Stevens and his staff put the program on the national map. With a move to the Atlantic 10, the Bulldogs will attain even more national exposure. And Graves, who’s been vital to the program’s efforts in recent years, will end up on a multitude of lists once jobs open up again after next season
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Complete Article

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will be announced no later than Monday that Graves is the new Morehead State HC. I spoke with someone in the MSU athletic dept today. Graves will reportedly make $185 a year over 4 years with $30K bonus incentives for making the NCAA tournament.

Anonymous said...

Evidently not, huh?
U need to find a new source dude.

Anonymous said...

the Internet: Where everyone is an expert.

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