Reports: Bruiser Flint leaving Indiana for assistant coaching job at Kentucky
According to multiple reports, Indiana assistant coach Bruiser Flint is leaving for a similar position at the University of Kentucky.
On Tuesday morning, it was announced that Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne was leaving Lexington for an assistant coaching job on Tom Thibodeau’s staff with the New York Knicks.
Sources: Indiana assistant Bruiser Flint will join John Calipari's staff at Kentucky as an assistant coach.
Official announcement expected soon.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 11, 2020
Can confirm @JonRothstein report that Bruiser Flint is leaving Indiana to replace Kenny Payne at Kentucky.
— Dana O'Neil? (@DanaONeilWriter) August 11, 2020
Flint, 55, spent three seasons on Indiana’s staff with Archie Miller.
A native of Philadelphia, Flint played at St. Joseph’s from 1983-87.
He went on to serve as an assistant coach at Coppin State (1987-89) and UMass (1989-1996) before taking over as the head coach in Amherst when John Calipari left for the New Jersey Nets in 1996.
Flint was the head coach at UMass for five seasons and then spent 15 seasons as the head coach at Drexel.
His departure means that Miller will need to fill an assistant coaching vacancy for the second straight offseason. Last summer, Indiana parted ways with Ed Schilling and hired Mike Roberts as his replacement.
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