Kareem Richardson To Be Named New Louisville Assistant

Posted on Apr 30 2012 - 9:37am by Brent Lepping

 

Although it’s been speculated all weekend, the University of Louisville will officially name Kareem Richardson as their new men’s basketball assistant coach at a press conference scheduled for 3:00 today. Richardson will take Richard Pitino’s spot after he left to take the top job at FIU. Richardson, who according to reports, was the only person to formally interview for the job, is a young, up-and-comer who spent last season with Xavier. The 37-year-old has also had stints with Drake (3 years, where he was the head recruiter and named by collegeinsider.com as one of the top assistants in the country), Evansville (his alma mater, also 3 years), Wright State (1 year) and Indiana State (3 years). Richardson was on hand in Hampton, Va this past weekend for the Nike EYBL Tournament and will have to hit the ground running for Pitino’s staff. The 2013 recruiting class is vital for the future of the Louisville program and he’ll quickly have to earn his keep. The timing of the hire is perfect in my eyes, as it will give him a month or so to get acclimated before getting back out for the second live evaluation period in July.

As a player, Richardson played in an NCAA Tournament as a freshman at East Carolina University. He then transferred to Evansville in 1995 and quickly established himself as the Purple Aces’ top point guard. Richardson, who was a team captain, was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference all-academic team in both 1996 and 1997. In 1996, he was also a member of the MVC all-underrated team. He was born August 8, 1974 in Tacoma, Wash., graduated from Evansville with a degree in telecommunication in 1997 and received his MBA from the University of Indianapolis in 1999. He and his wife, Greta, have three children, Jasmiyn, Amari and Andre.

* The Louisville staff is also expected to announce the hiring of Doug Davenport (son of Bellarmine head coach Scotty Davenport) as men’s video coordinator.

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  1. James April 30, 2012 at 9:43 am - Reply

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, is this good?

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  2. Brent Lepping April 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Honestly, hard to say….. Sounds like he has great rep as a guy with connections and recruiting ties. But where does that leave us as far as guys who can game-plan?

    Have to trust Rick on this one….

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  3. WC32 April 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Judging coaches by their recruiting "connections" is hard to really do, so who knows if this is a good hire. We hear the same thing from Rick about every recruiter we get(Wyking's West Coast Connections=No Robert Upshaw). I just don't understand how a guy like Kenny Payne or Orlando Antigua could have any more reputation than these "up and coming" guys. Obviously, shoe companies have something to with college recruiting, but Rick is one of the few coaches to speak publically about Nike and their involvement.

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  4. Ethan Moore April 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Listening to him, I came away impressed. However, he will have to earn it out on the recruiting trail this summer.

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