Latest John Calipari News

Knicks hire Kentucky's Kenny Payne as assistant coach

Aug. 11, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau made the first addition to his New York Knicks coaching staff on Tuesday, hiring Kenny Payne as an assistant. Payne has spent the last 10 years at Kentucky, where he has been John Calipari's associate head coach since 2014. He was part of the staff that won the 2012 national...

Longtime coach, executive Craig Robinson hired to lead NABC

Jul. 13, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Craig Robinson has been a successful businessman with a range of financial institutions. He has led college basketball programs from the relatively small Ivy League to the powerful Pac-12. He even has spent time in the front office of NBA franchises, including the Milwaukee Bucks...

Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief to be sentenced

Jul. 12, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky's former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation. Lundergan and a codefendant are set to be sentenced July 16 in federal court in Frankfort, the Lexington...

Knicks hire Wesley as executive VP, seek July coach decision

Jun. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — William Wesley, known for his connections throughout basketball, has joined the New York Knicks as executive vice president/senior basketball adviser. A decision on a coach could be next, with the Knicks hoping by the end of July. New president Leon Rose announced the hiring of...