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Strickland staying at UK

Rod Strickland, special assistant to UK coach John Calipari, is not leaving to join Larry Brown's staff at SMU.

Calipari confirmed that Strickland, who just finished his third season in Lexington, will remain with the Wildcats.

"Rod Strickland, who has been with me for 7 years and entertained joining Larry Brown and the SMU coaching staff, has decided to stay at UK," Calipari said on Wednesday via Twitter.

"Strick loves Coach Brown, as do I, and he enjoyed the process, but he decided to stay here, which I'm very happy about," Calipari said.

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