“Run It Upppp”: Kyle Kuzma, Kendrick Perkins and the NBA World React to Deion Sanders Announcement

Former NFL and MLB star Deion Sanders recently made moves that became news across the internet. After coaching Jackson State University for three years, Sanders is now the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes. And as soon as the news broke, the NBA world seemed hyped about the move, including current and former NBA players.

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Nicknamed “Coach Prime,” Deion Sanders not only played 14 seasons in the NFL, but was also a baseball outfielder and played nine seasons in MLB. Notably, he is the only athlete to have played in a Super Bowl and a World Championship series.

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The last ‘Coach Prime’ move got people hyped

Sanders is also the only athlete to compete in two different sporting events on the same day. Sanders was clearly a beast of an athlete in his day. After the end of his playing career, Sanders worked as an analyst for a few years.

DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 5: Deion Sanders looks on after being inducted into the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class during an announcement at the Super Bowl XLV Media Center on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

He then took on the role of offensive coordinator at his son’s school, where he was from 2017-2020. He was then hired by Jackson State University, where he kept the team in the top two rankings during his coaching tenure.

And now it has been revealed that he will coach the Buffaloes and will hope to retain the same coaching experience he gained during his time at Jackson State. Former Boston Celtics player Kendrick Perkins and Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma seemed pretty excited about the move.

Kuzma tweeted, “Run it upppp @DeionSanders.”

And Perkins also congratulated the two-time Super Bowl winner on his latest achievement, tweeting, “Damn yes!!! Congratulations @DeionSanders.”

Here are some more reactions from Twitter:

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Sanders has had tremendous success during his coaching career. But it came as a surprise to him to join the coaching staff of a team in an entirely new region.

The Buffaloes’ athletic director is convinced of Deion Sanders

Colorado Buffaloes athletic director Rick George said: “Coach Prime will not only energize our fanbase, I am confident he will bring our program back to national prominence.”

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Will ‘Coach Prime’ be able to revive the Colorado program or will his efforts fall short? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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