Rhodes was asked by Pitino to redshirt his junior year, and that pretty much was an insult to the Jersey basketball star. many believed that Pitino was trying to force Rhodes out to manage room and playing time for the then highly touted high schhol star - Ron Mercer. Many Kentucky fans didn't believe that Pitino would do such a thing, but many still can't believe that he is now coaching our biggest rival/enemy the Louisville Cardinals - need I say more. Rhodes went on to be drafted in the first round as the 24th pick to the Houston Rockets. His pro career did not last long, which eventually led Rhodes into coaching.
Rhodes is currently the head coach of the Cordia high school team in Knott County Kentucky. However, after an investigation, of foreign players and elgibility of players, the KHSAA has went gangster on Cordia. Rhodes has Cordia at a playing level that Cordia is not use to seeing, but it appears that Rhodes and whoever is in charge of all this will not be participating in much high level play anymore. At least not with foreign players.
After a year long inveatigation the KHSAA has suspended Cordia from any basketball participaion this coming season, and will also have to pay almost a total of 26k in fines.
Here is the press release from the KHSAA:
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule-Citizens of the U.S. or U.S. Territories), Bylaw 7 (Transfer Rule-Foreign Exchange Students), Bylaw 11 (Financial Aid), Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence), Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season) and Bylaw 25 (Requirements for Coaches).