Barry Rohrssen Introduced as Kentucky Assistant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Barry Rohrssen calls his new job as a Kentucky assistant coach a "dream come true."

The Wildcats believe they have the right man to help fulfill their vision of a ninth national championship.

Rohrssen was introduced Tuesday, two weeks after being hired for a program coming off a runner-up finish to Connecticut in the NCAA title game. The 53-year-old spent last season at Pittsburgh and has more than 19 years of college experience, including five as Manhattan College's head coach. He has also worked for the NBA Portland Trail Blazers' developmental league affiliate.

Though Rohrssen isn't sure what his bench role will be under Kentucky coach and longtime friend John Calipari, his strong recruiting background fits perfectly with the Wildcats, who have landed five straight No. 1 classes.

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