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Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo becomes an asst coach

Chuck - Red's Army July 29, 2011 Uncategorized 3 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

Three big-name NBA guards may be going back to school rather than going to Europe if the NBA lockout drags on into the fall.

Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted this on Thursday night:

John Wall (@jimmywa11), Rajon Rondo (@rajonrondo) & Eric Bledsoe (@ebled24) all plan to enroll in the fall if the lockout continues. Kaboom!”

All three played ball at Kentucky. Good for them going back to school… but if you’re asking why are they really going back to school — other than to relive the joy of Sociology 101 — we have a guess (suggested by Matt Jones at Kentuckysportsradio.com). All three can be “student assistant coaches” with the Kentucky squad, meaning they could practice with the team. Calipari has already said than any former Kentucky player could come back and use the facilities.

Pro Basketball Talk – Rondo, Wall may be assistant coaches

So it's just a theory by a Kentucky radio blogger, but it sure as hell makes for a good headline during the lockout.

Even if Rondo goes back to school and interacts with the UK hoops team, I can't imagine he'll be sitting on the sidelines with a clipboard.

The rest of the links:

CSNNE – Rondo playing ball, going back to school | Herald – E'Twaun Moore leaves door unlocked | Globe – Moore to play in Italy | ESPN Boston – Moore signs Italian deal |

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/mzdreamcakesttu MzDreamCakesTTU

    I think it would be cool to see him coach!! They better be ready im sure he will not be quiet I just wanna be ur friend type coach! @ least he could workout wit team!! I wanna see KG coach a peewee team! Lol

  • http://profile.typepad.com/tcsherwood KY Celts fan

    Man, Calipari just keeps making my days brighter! I’m already pumped for the exhibtion game, now he says Rondo might be sitting courtside at Rupp again! F’in A! And Matt Jones is a goober with a crappy radio and tv show, but he does seem to get good information.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    I’d like to see Rondo asst. coaching the Cs. If anyone could be a player coach, he could be, and we need someone who can connect with the younger ones and with the bigs. It would be a daring move, but I’d like to see it