I know I posted this last week, but I’m a sucker for Boys II Men.
It looks like one of the bigger pieces of the Kentucky program, director of basketball operations Martin Newton, will be taking his talents to North Bama. Newton interviewed for the Samford AD job a couple weeks ago, and given the way the road losses kept coming in, can’t really blame him for getting out (joke guys.) But in reality, you take an AD job if you can get one, especially if you’re coming from the ‘director of basketball operations’ position. On top of that, Newton is an alum of Samford University and was a starting point guard for the basketball team.
It’s a tough loss for Kentucky, as Newton had good connections that helped attract recruits, but if there’s anyone who doesn’t need a whole lot of help on the recruiting trail it’s John Calipari, so I wouldn’t be too worried. And congratulations to Martin and don’t forget to put in a good word with Trevor Lacey if you see him on the street.