Pitino to announce [insert hyperbole] this afternoon

From C.L. Brown's blog (Charlie Strong's 4th favorite):

U of L will have a press conference Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to announce a pair of assistant men's basketball coaching hires, but the third assistant coach won't be revealed just yet. As expected, Richard Pitino will rejoin his father's staff after spending two seasons at Florida.

Wyking Jones, who spent last season at New Mexico, will likely join the staff on Tuesday as well. Like Tim Fuller, who left for Missouri, Jones spent two seasons as a Nike travel team manager. Prior to his time with the shoe giant he was an assistant coach at Pepperdine for five seasons.

I've heard the Cards have zeroed in on their likely third assistant, but he has to be properly vetted before they make the hire.

That third assistant "to be properly vetted" has been widely rumored to be either Kevin Keatts or Will Wade. Keatts is the current head coach at Hargrave Military Academy PG (Post Graduate), a prep school in Virginia with a history of sending post graduates to the NBA, e.g. Josh Howard, David West and Jordan Crawford. Wade is an assistant coach on Shaka Smart's staff at Virginia Commonwealth University, a 2011 Final Four participant.

So a Nike connection, a prep school coach & little Richard walk into a local bar and the bartender says, "What is this, the best coaching staff ever assembled?"

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