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Wednesday / June 19.
  • Barry Rohrssen Leaves Pitt, Headed to Kentucky; Kenny Johnson to Louisville

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    Barry “Slice” Rohrssen has officially left Jamie Dixon’s staff at Pittsburgh and will be named an assistant coach at Kentucky in the coming days, as previously reported by SNY.tv

    “Everyone at Pitt wishes Barry the very best in his future pursuits,” Dixon said.

    A Kentucky spokesman said no announcement on their end was imminent.

    Rohrssen, a Brooklyn native, would replace Orlando Antigua, now the head coach at South Florida.

    SNY.tv reported April 14 that Rohrssen to Kentucky was “done.”

    One of the top recruiters in New York City over the last two decades, Rohrssen served two stints as an assistant at Pitt and was also the head coach at Manhattan.

    JOHNSON TO LOUISVILLE

    In another move of high-major assistants, former Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson is headed to Louisville to replace Kevin Keatts, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

    Keatts is now the head coach at UNC-Wilmington.

    A former coach with Team Takeover in Washington D.C., Johnson is known as a top recruiter who helped bring Stanford Robinson, Noah Vonleh, Troy Williams, Robert Johnson and James Blackmon Jr. to Indiana.

    Maryland was also pursuing Johnson.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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