Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 11:11 pm  |  10 responses

Rod Strickland Punished by Kentucky

After an April arrest for driving under the influence, Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland faced severe fallout. Today, he learned that he won’t be fired by UK, but he will be reassigned to another position on staff.

Kentucky.com has more on the former Second Team All-NBA Strickland: “Rod Strickland will no longer have coaching duties. Deputy Director of Athletics Rob Mullens will work as a day-to-day liaison between the coaches and athletic administration…Barnhart could not say if Calipari would promote one of the current staffers into an assistant coaching job. Another staffer, former UK All-American Tony Delk, reportedly is in line for an assistant’s job at Western Kentucky. Strickland had been being groomed for a head coaching position. He had been linked to his alma mater, DePaul, this spring. When asked if the change in duties represented a new career path for Strickland, Barnhart said, ‘We want to help him do what he needs to do to get back on his feet in his career. And he’s got some work to do.’”

Rod Strickland was arrested numerous times while in the NBA on similar charges.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    “had been being groomed”

  • NAS

    how the hell do you GROOM a 55 YEAR OLD – if he hasnt got it by this point he NEVER will

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Dude seems to catch a DUI every couple of years… Careful Rod before they force you into the cult knowen as -AA.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Dont get me wrong. AA is great for people who want to quit drinking. But not so much for people sent there by law. They often stop at bar after meeting in spite of where they just were. And often drink heavier with the ‘stick it to the man’ attitude..

  • http://www.nbaballhog.wordpress.com God in Basketball Shoes

    Seriously, if anyone in the “normal” workforce (which didn’t require the use of a vehicle) was re-assigned due to a DUI, the individual in question would no doubt file legal actions. Just because he is higher profile than Joe Blow, he should be subjected to such treatment.

  • http://www.nbaballhog.wordpress.com God in Basketball Shoes

    should NOT be subjected to such treatment

  • Fat Lever

    What a moron. It’s even worse when one of Calipari’s staffers ends up making Calipari look less sleazy, which might be the hardest thing to do in all of sports.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Ed “Booger” Smith.

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Yo Strick, come back home to DePaul, homie. Just uhh…don’t drive there under the influence.