Antigua: "I may spin and dribble, but it won't be that kind of dribble I used to do. I can still do some things with the basketball, but not the way I used to. But it's like riding a bike. You never forget. Today some kids may know I was a Globetrotter, some may not. Again, it's something unless they bring up, I don't just do it."
Question: What was in like 2002-03 when you coached high school basketball and also worked as a sales rep? How did that lead you to a job at Pitt the next year?
Antigua: "That was right after I left the Globetrotters and I did that for about six or seven months. Then that is when I knew I wanted to get into coaching. That April is when I joined the staff at Pitt.
"If you haven't noticed, in my life I have been very fortunate and very blessed. A lot of things have gone well. Even the obstacles I have had to face I have had good people to help me, For whatever reason, I am as lucky as they come. As my old coach Tex Harrison says, ‘The definition of luck is where opportunity meets preparation.' I have been fortunate to have the opportunities and been prepared to take advantage when opportunity does come along."
Question: How did you first meet John Calipari?
Antigua: "It was through a couple of mutual friends. I have always been around different people and circles. He was at Pitt and then went to UMass. I wound up going to Pitt after that. He recruited a kid from our high school, Dana Dingle, that played for him at ÜMass. He had a guy on his staff, Chuck Martin, that went on to become coach at Marist who was friend of mine who was on Final Four staff. When he left, it opened an opportunity for me to come down and work for him and learn from him. I got to learn the dribble-drive offense and expand my recruiting base. Those are things I thought about when I joined the program and left Pitt. I wanted to be a better coach."