After one of the worst seasons in Kentucky basketball history, John Calipari dipped into the transfer pool of coaches to sign two-thirds of Illinois' staff.
Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, previously a key member of Calipari's staff, and Ron Coleman have joined Kentucky's staff, the Wildcats announced Thursday.
The moves follow Kentucky's 9-16 season, which was the program's first sub-.500 campaign since Eddie Sutton's 13-19 record in 1988-89. Coupled with the program's misses on the recruiting trail in recent years and a six-year stretch without a Final Four berth, buzz about a shake-up started soon after the season ended.
ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Jeff Borzello previously reported that Antigua and Coleman were candidates to fill the voids left by Joel Justus, who went to Arizona State, and Tony Barbee, who accepted a job as head coach at Central Michigan.