PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Brandon Paquin has been named Director of Basketball operations/Administrative Assistant for the East Kentucky Miners of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). Paquin possesses prior professional basketball experience. He was an associate sports agent with Ice Miller Sports Services, one of the biggest law firms in the country. A native of Greencastle, Ind., Paquin was Basketball Operations Advisor for the ABA's Kentucky Colonels. Most recently, Paquin was the Director of Player Personnel for the Indiana Alley Cats. He has established relationships and worked closely with NBA teams such as the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzles.
"I've known Brandon for a few years now, going back to our ABA days with the Kentucky Colonels," said East Kentucky Coach Kevin Keathley. "Brandon is a young guy who has a keen eye for finding talented basketball players. I look forward to working with Brandon in building the East Kentucky Miners basketball franchise."
Keathley and Paquin have already evaluated numerous professional basketball players and hopefuls. As part of his new position, Paquin will work closely with Keathley.
Paquin welcomed the chance to join the East Kentucky professional basketball franchise.
"The CBA is the premier minor league basketball league is the U.S.," commented Paquin. "I would like to thank Coach Kevin Keathley, Jay Fiedler, Demetrius Ford and Rob Blackwell for the opportunity to be the Director of Basketball Operations/Administrative Assistant for the Miners."
Paquin, a 2001 graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Telecommunications, most recently resided in Louisville.