Pittsburgh assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen will replace Orlando Antigua on John Calipari’s coaching staff, according to a report by Rivals.com on Tuesday.
A UK spokesman told the Herald-Leader that the assistant coach opening will be posted until Friday and there are no immediate plans to make any announcement related to the vacancy.
If Rohrssen joins UK’s coaching staff, don’t expect Calipari’s success on the recruiting trail to slow down anytime soon.
The Brooklyn native is known as a formidable recruiter himself, with extensive ties to the New York City area. He was an assistant at Pittsburgh from 1999-2006 before taking the head coaching job at Manhattan, where he spent five seasons. After one year in the Portland Trail Blazers’ organization, Rohrssen returned to Pitt last season.
It’s his time with the Panthers that stamped Rohrssen as one of the country’s top recruiters.
“He has a strong reputation — especially in the Northeast — as a guy who can really recruit and a guy who really builds strong relationships,” said Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels. “He has a history of reeling in some pretty good players at Pittsburgh.”