Steven St. John of 810 WHB in Kansas City is reporting that Louisville assistant coach Kareem Richardson has been hired as the new head coach for the University of Missouri Kansas City.
According to St. John, Richardson has signed a five year deal with the university. He’ll be officially introduced on Monday March 25.
UMKC fired then head coach Matt Brown last week after the Kangaroos finished 8-24 overall in 2013.UMKC is a member of the Horizon League and is considered to be one of the worst division one programs in the country.
Richardson is in his first season as an assistant for Louisville. He was the top assistant at UMKC during the 2007-08 season. After one year at UMKC, Richardson went on to spend three seasons at Drake and one season with Xavier, before joining the Louisville staff.
Considering he’ll be introduced next week at UMKC, I’m not sure what Richardson’s role will be for the remainder of the season. I’m sure we’ll find out more tomorrow when Pitino speaks to the media. If Richardson does leave the program prior to the end of the season, don’t be surprised of current director of basketball operations, Andre McGee, steps in for the time being.