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Rondo, Wall, Bledsoe may be Kentucky assistant coaches

Jul 29, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

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Three big-name NBA guards may be going back to school rather than going to Europe if the NBA lockout drags on into the fall.

Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted this on Thursday night:

John Wall (@jimmywa11), Rajon Rondo (@rajonrondo) & Eric Bledsoe (@ebled24) all plan to enroll in the fall if the lockout continues. Kaboom!”

All three played ball at Kentucky. Good for them going back to school… but if you’re asking why are they really going back to school — other than to relive the joy of Sociology 101 — we have a guess (suggested by Matt Jones at Kentuckysportsradio.com). All three can be “student assistant coaches” with the Kentucky squad, meaning they could practice with the team. Calipari has already said than any former Kentucky player could come back and use the facilities.

But apparently these three could be getting their education back in college rather than experiencing life in Europe.

  1. RK - Jul 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    “Kaboom!”? Really?

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 29, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    That actually isn’t a bad idea. Easy way to stay in shape and give back.

  3. michaelmoser01 - Jul 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    What, they can’t play?

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