Rajon Rondo
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Two-time NBA champion Rajon Rondo is working and preparing to call some shots as a student assistant under John Calipari in the University of Kentucky’s basketball program for the 2023-24 season, per Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio.

Rondo, who had a two-year collegiate stint in Kentucky, has been in the university and taking the needed classes for the degree of the said position.

Tyler Ulis, another ex-Wildcat point man who helped the team from 2014 to 2016, is already being mentored by Calipari as an active and full-time student assistant.

A four-time All-Star, Rondo was one of the best and most notable floor generals of his generation with that gifted playmaking, leadership, and basketball wits. 

Rondo managed to play in nine different NBA franchises in 16 seasons and was a member of the All-NBA Third Team back in 2012-13. He amassed four All-Defensive selections and led the league three times in assists (2012-13, 2016) and steals (2010). Furthermore, helped both the Boston Celtics (2008) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2020) in clinching their respective 17th title in history.

The 37-year-old last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, averaging 6.2 points, 4.9 assists, and 2.8 boards in 21 appearances.