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Candidates for Pitt Basketball Assistant Coaching Job

Candidates for Pitt Basketball Assistant Coaching Job

Since losing assistant coach Jeremy Ballard to VCU, Kevin Stallings has been talking to various candidates about joining his coaching staff.

Last night, Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Harry Psaros revealed a few names that are being considered for the position.

According to Psaros, Stallings has either spoken with or is considering Orlando Antigua, Dan Cage, Jermaine Kimbrough and David Cason about replacing Ballard.

Cason was just released as an assistant coach with Shaka Smart at Texas. Prior to that, he was with Smart at VCU. Prior to those two jobs, Cason was with Stallings at Vanderbilt from 2011-14. Before that, he was an assistant with Tulsa (2005-2011) and TCU (2003-2005).

Kimbrough is an assistant coach at Wyoming. He spent the 2015-16 season at Nevada, prior to that he was with Gary Waters at Cleveland State from 2006-14. Kimbrough would bring a strong recruiting presence in Ohio for Pitt.

Pitt fans know all about the Orlando Antigua. The 44-year-old was recently let go as coach of South Florida where he coached from 2014-17.

Antigua’s history with Pitt started as a player from 1991-1995. He then served as Pitt’s Director of Operations from 2003-2006 and then as an assistant with the Panthers from 2006-2008.

Antigua left Pitt to join John Calipari in Memphis (2008-2009) and then Kentucky (2009-2104).

The hiring of Antigua would definitely be a move that would go over well with Pitt fans.

Cage is currently Pitt’s Director of Basketball Operations after serving in that same capacity with Stallings at Vanderbilt for four seasons.

Cage was a four year letter-winner at Vanderbilt from 2003-2007 under Stallings.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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