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USF hires Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua

USF's Orlando Antigua also coaches the Dominican Rep. men's national team. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua also coaches the Dominican Republic men's national team. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

The University of South Florida hired Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua as its next basketball coach, the school announced Monday.

According to's Jon Rothstein, Antigua is expected to remain with the team until its season is over. Kentucky plays Wisconsin Saturday in the National Semifinals.

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Antigua had been at Kentucky since 2009 and also spent time with coach John Calipari at Memphis.

Antigua replaces Stan Heath, who was fired earlier this month after seven seasons with the school. South Florida's coaching search included Manhattan coach Steve Masiello, but that deal was rescinded when it was found that Masiello's resume had inaccuracies in it.

The school also targeted UNLV coach Dave Rice and former NBA and Arizona State associate head coach Eric Musselman.

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