During his 19 years as a collegiate coach, he has recruited12 players who have made it to the NBA, including Phoenix Suns' forward Shawn Marion, Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen, Toronto Raptors forward Joey Graham and Houston Rockets guard John Lucas III.Here is an excerpt from his coaching and playing resume.
Cyprien's ties to the Lucas family are important to UK because the Wildcats are still recruiting Lucas' younger brother, Jai, a 5-foot-11 point guard who will be a freshman in college this fall but has yet to decide where he is going to school.
Coaching ExperienceOh, and don't worry about another degree fiasco. He ended up finishing coursework in 2004 from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S. in physical education.
2006 New Mexico State, associate head coach
2001-04 Oklahoma State, assistant coach
1996-2000 Nevada-Las Vegas, associate head coach
1995 Western Kentucky, associate head coach
1992-94 Jacksonville University, associate head coach
1991 Lamar, assistant coach
1988-90 Texas-San Antonio, assistant coach
1989 Texas-San Antonio, women's assistant coach
1987 Louisiana Junior Olympic Team, head coach
1986-87 Southern University-New Orleans
1982-85 Jesuit (New Orleans, La.) High School
2004 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament (Final Four), Big 12 Conference regular-season and tournament champion
2003 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament (second round)
2002 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament
2001 Oklahoma State, NCAA Tournament
2000 UNLV, NCAA Tournament
1999 UNLV, NIT
1998 UNLV, NCAA Tournament
1997 UNLV, NIT
1995 Western Kentucky, NCAA Tournament (second round), Sun Belt Conference regular-season and tournament champion
1988 Texas-San Antonio, NCAA Tournament