New UK assistant coach Tony Barbee met with reporters Thursday morning, a few days after officially being promoted from special assistant to John Calipari.
Barbee’s full comments:
On being back in a hands-on assistant role after a year in a more administrative job:
“It’s exciting for me to be back in the mix, working with the guys. It’s why we do what we do, obviously, to help the kids grow — off the floor as well, but basketball’s the passion. It’s what I do. It’s what we do as coaches. And to be able to get back on the floor and work with the guys individually and help the team in that way is exciting for me after a year off.”