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Former Louisville Basketball Star Takes Coaching Job At Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Former Louisville basketball standout

Kenny Payne has been hired as one of John Calipari's assistant

coaches at rival Kentucky.

Calipari announced the hiring Friday in a news release.

Payne replaces former assistant Rod Strickland, who was

voluntarily reassigned to another position in the program following

his arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Payne had coached since 2004 as an assistant at the University

of Oregon.

He played in 10 professional basketball leagues worldwide -

including four years with the Philadelphia 76ers, who took him in

the first round of the 1989 NBA draft.

At Louisville, he played on the Cardinals' 1986 national

championship team. He scored 1,083 points and shot 40 percent from

three-point range during his four-year career.

 

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