Where are they now? 1996 UK championship team

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Where are they now? 1996 UK championship team

Postby Austin Ace » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:34 pm

Where are they now? Rick Pitino's 'Untouchable' 1996 Kentucky Wildcats championship team

https://www.businessinsider.com/where-are-they-now-rick-pitinos-untouchable-1996-kentucky-wildcats-2018-3

Walter McCarty was the Wildcats' third-leading scorer as a Senior that season.

McCarty went on get drafted by the Knicks in 1996. He spent 10 seasons in the league as a player, then worked for several years as an NBA assistant coach before taking the head coaching job at the University of Evansville in 2018.

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Note: Also interesting that two members of that '96 team are current D1 head coaches. One at Utah Valley State and one at Wyoming. Wonder if we might try to schedule something with them in the future.

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Re: Where are they now? 1996 UK championship team

Postby Austin Ace » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:28 pm

Well Mark Pope who was the Utah Valley State coach and former teammate of Walter is now the coach of BYU.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26489094/byu-hires-utah-valley-pope-new-head-coach

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Re: Where are they now? 1996 UK championship team

Postby AceLoverLarry » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 pm

I would not mind seeing the aces get a series started with BYU. From what I've seen on twitter, it appears that Coach McCarty and Nick Van Exel are very good friends. Hopefully he is hired for the Cincinatti job and the Aces can get a series with Cincinatti started as well.

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Re: Where are they now? 1996 UK championship team

Postby GA Ace » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Austin Ace wrote:Where are they now? Rick Pitino's 'Untouchable' 1996 Kentucky Wildcats championship team

https://www.businessinsider.com/where-are-they-now-rick-pitinos-untouchable-1996-kentucky-wildcats-2018-3

Walter McCarty was the Wildcats' third-leading scorer as a Senior that season.

McCarty went on get drafted by the Knicks in 1996. He spent 10 seasons in the league as a player, then worked for several years as an NBA assistant coach before taking the head coaching job at the University of Evansville in 2018.

Image

Note: Also interesting that two members of that '96 team are current D1 head coaches. One at Utah Valley State and one at Wyoming. Wonder if we might try to schedule something with them in the future.

We beat Wyoming this season at home as part of the Mountain West - Missouri Valley Challenge. It’s possible we could travel out there in the future.


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