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Sources are telling 27 Sportsfirst that Martin Newton, Nike's sports marketing manager and the son of former UK Athletic Director C.M. Newton will be named Kentucky's Director of Basketball Operations.
Newton has been with Nike for 13 years and prior to working with Nike he worked for Converse for 13 years.
Our own Rob Bromley had the pleasure of having Martin Newton as the color analyst for 10 years during the big blue sports networks broadcast of uk games.
Our sources tell 27 Sportsfirst the announcement will come on June 1st....
Tyreke Evans: John Wall made the right choice
He really is, must have seen that Coach Mack made it down to PBS so he didn't want to leave any stone unturned. I think Pitino's courtship with the NBA franchises will really backfire if he doesn't follow through. Cal could literally own the state of Kentucky and all the border regions so well that he doesn't even need to go out of that area.
Of course he still will.
And he'll win.
Last edited by Hoosier Red; 05-21-2009 at 04:26 PM. Reason: sorry double post
As long as Pitino continues to flirt with the possibility of going back to the NBA, Cal and other coaches will take advantage and use this to sell themselves into the homes of potential U of L recruits. This happened when Pitino was at Kentucky and I believe it is happening right now in Louisville.
I would like to see Cal's next stop be Indianapolis. Louisville has had a stronghold on recruiting in Indiana and it will be crucial in bringing in some of the talent from that state. Of course, that Tom Crean guy will have something to say about it.
Just a guess, but whoever lands Dominique Ferguson will determine which route Indiana preps decide to follow, whether it be UK, U of L, or IU.
I think the Dominique Ferguson recruitment matters in regards to ONE kid: Dominique Ferguson.
I was laughed at by some on this board just a few weeks ago when I said that Cal and Kentucky would be given the responsibility of picking WHICH five star player they truly want to target because kids like Will Barton are going to want to commit and rides will be at an absolute premium.