Rex Chapman Meets with Pitino

Rex Chapman visited with Coach Rick Pitino on Thursday afternoon on the UofL campus. (Updated Thursday 7:45 PM)

According to a trusted ITV source, former NBA and UK basketball star Rex Chapman visited the University of Louisville campus on Thursday afternoon.

There is speculation that Chapman, who is currently a college scout for the NBA's Phoenix Suns, is a serious candidate for the vacant assistant position on the Cardinals coaching staff.

ITV can not currently determine the nature of Chapman's visit. Stay tuned to ITV for additional news.

Rex Chapman Update, Thursday Evening

ITV confirms that Rex Chapman was on the UofL campus Thursday afternoon and met with Coach Pitino about the open coaching position on his staff.

According to sources, Pitino was to offer Chapman the position vacated by Mick Cronin earlier this spring today.

Chapman, a former Kentucky Mr. Basketball and All American at the University of Kentucky, played several seasons in the NBA and most recently served as a scout for the Phoenix Suns.

The son of a former coach, Chapman, was spotted by ITV at several UofL basketball games last winter and according to our sources has been highly interested in joining Coach Pitino's staff.

Stay tuned to ITV for further details on Chapman's visit to UofL.


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