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4:48 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Former UK Basketball Star Wayne Turner Joins U of L Staff

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has announced that former Kentucky star Wayne Turner is joining his staff as an assistant.

Turner played for Pitino for two seasons at UK, and helped the Wildcats reach three consecutive NCAA championship games.   He was part of UK’s 1996 and 1998 title teams, the second with coach Tubby Smith.

Pitino said in a statement that Turner will live with U of L players while helping coaches with game preparation, scouting and recruiting.

Turner worked on current Kentucky coach John Calipari’s staff in 2010-11 while earning his undergraduate degree.

Turner, a Boston native, also played briefly in the NBA and for the Harlem Globetrotters.