Found July 17, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Just two and half months prior to the release of Rick Pitino’s latest book, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has announced that he will write a book. Very original, Cal. Calipari’s book will be titled “Players First: Success from the Inside Out.” It is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2014. Excerpts from the book have recently been published online courtesy of There is one excerpt in particular that really stands out. Kentucky is college basketball’s legendary program. It has the most wins and the most devoted fan base. (I call them crazy; they watch more game film than I do.) I respect the hell out of the tradition—I’m lucky to be a part of it and I’ve got the best job in basketball—but I don’t do what I do for the commonwealth of Kentucky, for the university, for the legacy of the program, or for the greater glory of Big Blue Nation. There was a time I coached partly for myself—for status, respect, money, wins. But I don’t do that anymore, either. Good fo

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