Pastner leaving Arizona for Memphis
Posted on: May 8, 2008 11:24 am
Edited on: May 9, 2008 2:09 pm
Josh Pastner, as expected, is leaving Arizona for Memphis.
A source close to the situation told CBSSports.com on Thursday morning that the 30-year-old assistant has agreed in principle to make the move and should be formally introduced in the coming days, soon as everything is signed and official. In the meantime, count this as a huge coup for John Calipari, who has hit a home run by luring the Arizona graduate to replace Derek Kellogg on the Memphis staff.
Kellogg, of course, left Memphis to become the head coach at UMass.
So if you're keeping track, Calipari's revamped staff will feature Pastner, John Robic and either Rod Strickland or a yet-to-be-determined member. Meanwhile, Lute Olson's staff will feature three new assistants. They are Russ Pennell, Mike Dunlap and a yet-to-be-determined member who will essentially fill the void left by the departure of Pastner.