The Andy Kennedy era in Oxford came to a crashing halt this season. After announcing he would step away from the program mid-season, it only took another week before Kennedy announced he would leave the program immediately following a crushing loss to Mississippi State.
Under Kennedy’s guidance this season, the Rebels would finish with the SEC’s worst record (5-13) and a dismal 12-19 overall record. While Kennedy wasn’t around to see the season finale, he will reportedly be around to analyze his former team’s performance in St. Louis.
The former Ole Miss coach is expected to participate in the television coverage of the upcoming SEC Tournament.
Ben Garrett of 247Sports was the first to report the news:
Former #OleMiss head coach Andy Kennedy will contribute to television coverage of the SEC Tournament this week. If TV ends up being the future for A.K., man, that'd be fun.
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) March 7, 2018
The news is also being reported by Davis Potter of the Oxford Eagle:
I’m told the SEC Network is bringing Andy Kennedy on as part of its TV coverage for the league’s basketball tournament.
That’s a no-brainer move for the network. He’ll kill it.
— Davis Potter (@DavisEPotter) March 7, 2018
If Kennedy can’t find an attractive job during college basketball’s offseason, some have speculated he could wind up working in television. This opportunity should serve as a good showcase for Kennedy to show to TV executives just what he can bring to a broadcast.