UK Men's Basketball

December 11, 2011 12:00 AM

Ex-Cat Rhodes feels at home coaching in tiny Cordia, Ky.

CORDIA — Rodrick Rhodes grew up on an asphalt prairie in Jersey City, N.J. So when the former Kentucky Wildcats and NBA forward shocked the commonwealth's basketball community last summer by taking a high school head-coaching job at tiny Cordia in Knott County, he was confounded by the twisting roads that wind up and down the Eastern Kentucky mountains.

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