Pope to coach Kentucky basketball

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Jrgum3

Jrgum3

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I like this hire even though he wasn't my first choice to take over. I am old enough to remember Pope as a player on our 96 championship team. He is arguably the smartest player we ever had and he plays a style similar to Pitino so I think he'll recruit much better at Kentucky with better resources than what he had at BYU. The fans will come around even though right now this seems like a desperate hire because I think he will win and that is all we care about at Kentucky.
 

Jrgum3

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He could be a good fit, but you need the players. I don’t know if anybody’s staying or who’s coming in.
Reed Sheppard might stay since his dad roomed with Mark Pope at UK. That will be a win right there and he is going to get players from the portal and BYU to follow him to UK. It'll be tough next year but I'm confident he'll get rolling at UK maybe as soon as year 2.
 

baz

baz

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Guys a f**** badass. All the Kentucky fans crying because he is coming from BYU. He could have the exact same accolades coming from a popular school like Syracuse and they would be more optimistic. He is going to do well there.
 

Jrgum3

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Guys a f**** badass. All the Kentucky fans crying because he is coming from BYU. He could have the exact same accolades coming from a popular school like Syracuse and they would be more optimistic. He is going to do well there.
This Kentucky fan isn't crying. I absolutely love this hire and when we start winning again Kentucky fans will come around. I think he wins at UK with superior resources and less limitations than he faced at BYU. I'm excited for next season and can't wait to see what our team looks like next year.
 

Tanko

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Tanker is that true ?
From the attached article 4/10/24.

As things stand, Arkansas’ entire scholarship roster is gone. Trevon Brazile declared for the NBA Draft. Five players exhausted their eligibility. Nine have entered the NCAA transfer portal.

 
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