Wayne Turner hired by Louisville as an assistant

Wayne Turner - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Wayne Turner – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

 is reuniting with coach Rick Pitino, joining the defending national champions as an assistant.

Turner will live with the players while helping coaches with game preparation, scouting and recruiting. Pitino said in a statement there’s ”no better person to do that.” Turner worked on current  coach John Calipari’s staff in 2010-11 while earning his undergraduate degree.

He starred at guard in his two seasons under Pitino, helping reach three consecutive  championship games. He was part of title teams in 1996 and 1998, the second with Tubby Smith.

Turner is Kentucky’s career steals leader and fourth in assists. He scored 1,170 points over a then- record 151 games.

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