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Padgett leaving UK staff

Former Wildcat Scott Padgett is leaving the UK basketball staff after one season.

Padgett, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, was in his first year on John Calipari's staff. Sources tell 27 SportsFirst that Padgett leaves to become an assistant coach at Manhattan.

Padgett, out of Louisville's St. Xavier High School, played for the Wildcats from 1995-99. Padgett helped lead UK to the 1998 NCAA Championship.

Padgett played eight years in the NBA, before returning to his alma mater.

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