Kenny Payne joins Kentucky basketball staff

has joined the men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach, head coach announced on Friday.  Payne comes to Lexington after serving as an assistant at the University of Oregon since the summer of 2004.  “ has been a part of our coaching family for the last 10 years and he’s been a part of our yearly retreat,” said Calipari. “I’ve watched his growth over the years and I’ve always been impressed. I’ve offered him a couple of jobs in the past that he passed on because of his loyalty to Oregon. This should be a great opportunity for him and naturally I’m thrilled about what he brings to our staff.”

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