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Reece Gaines, Doug Davenport join Dan McHale's staff at Eastern Kentucky

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Reece Gaines and Doug Davenport, two men with deep Louisville roots, are joining Dan McHale's (another man with deep Louisville roots) first coaching staff at Eastern Kentucky.

Gaines, who was the first star of the Rick Pitino era at U of L, has spent the past two seasons working as an assistant coach at Bellarmine. He is Louisville's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,945 points, and was a lottery pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.

Davenport has been Pitinos' director of video operations for the past three seasons, helping the Cards to a Sweet 16 run, an Elite Eight run and a national championship. He was responsible for advance scouting video of opponents and evaluation video for Louisville players, and he sucks at golf.

Michael Bradley, another former NBA player, will be McHale's third assistant coach.

"I'm very excited to have Michael, Reece and Doug join my first staff at Eastern Kentucky," McHale said in a statement.  "We may be the only program in the nation with two first round NBA draft picks on our staff.  To be able to attract quality young coaches like this speaks volumes to where this University and this program stands, and where we are going to take it in the future."

Best of luck to the Colonels going forward, you are Card Chronicle's favorite OVC squad.