Mitch Barnhart Will Not Comment On Joker Until Season Ends

10/29/2012 09:07 AM

In the wake of UK’s 33-10 loss to Missouri Saturday, pressure has intensified around UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart to make a statement about the head coaching situation. In a conversation this morning, a UK representative said that Barnhart’s plans have not changed and he will not speak about Joker Phillips’ job security until an evaluation has occurred after the season.

In almost three seasons as UK’s head coach, Phillips has compiled a 12-22 overall record. The Cats are 4-18 in SEC games during his tenure.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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