Breaking: Bruiser Flint to replace Kenny Payne in Kentucky.


(Photo by Michelle Layton / Getty Image)

(Photo by Michelle Layton / Getty Image)

John Calipari reportedly found his replacement for Kenny Payne.

Minutes after ESPN’s Adrian Wojrowski broke the news that Payne had officially accepted an offer from the New York Knicks, college basketball insider John Rothstein reported that Indiana’s assistant Bruiser Flint was the head of Kentucky.

Flint – John Calipari’s longesttime friend and former UMass assistant – is in his fourth year at Indiana and has over 30 years of coaching experience. The Philadelphia native spent 20 years as the Division I head coach and won 331 games, leading Drexel (2001–16) and UMass (1996–01). He was appointed Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year (2002, 2004, 2009 and 2012) and NABC District Coach of the Year (1998, 2007, 2009 and 2012) four times.

Now, the veteran coach is headed to Lexington to join the likes of Tony Barbie, Joel Justus and John Robick on the Kentucky staff.

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