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IU men’s basketball assistant coach Bruiser Flint leaving for Kentucky



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IU men's basketball head coach Archie Miller watches a play Feb. 13 in a game against Iowa at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU men's basketball assistant coach Bruiser Flint has left the program to be an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky. IDS file photo and Anna Tiplick

IU assistant coach Bruiser Flint is leaving for an assistant coach position at the University of Kentucky according to reports.

On Tuesday morning, it was announced that Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne would be joining the New York Knicks’ staff for next season, and shortly after Jon Rothstein, CBS Sports' college basketball reporter, reported on Flint’s departure on Twitter.

Flint will be joining long-time friend and mentor John Calipari’s staff at Kentucky. Flint was an assistant coach under Calipari at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1989 to 1996 before taking over as head coach after Calipari’s departure.

Flint went on to become the head coach at Drexel University for 15 years before joining the IU staff in 2017 and has spent the last three seasons in Bloomington.

His departure leaves Archie Miller with his second assistant coach vacancy in as many seasons after Ed Schilling’s departure following the 2019 season.

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