Kentucky has officially added James ‘Bruiser’ Flint to the men’s basketball coaching staff, the school announced Monday. He comes to Lexington following a three-year stint with the Indiana Hoosiers as an assistant coach.
As expected, Flint will fill an opening created earlier this month when Kenny Payne accepted an offer to join the New York Knicks as an assistant coach.
“Bruiser and I go back to our days at UMass,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari said in a press release. “Bru is not only a terrific coach, he’s like my brother. You’re not going to find anyone that says a bad word about him. He forms great relationships with players because he listens, has a terrific personality and can relate to anyone. Bruiser has an incredible basketball mind and is going to help us in a lot of ways. He was a terrific player, too.