(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer In his first season as Kentucky's coach, John Calipari led the Wildcats to 35 wins and a trip to the regional finals of the NCAA tournament.
Coach Cal's first season was a bit of an anomaly; most coaches don't have that kind of success right after taking over a team.
Calipari did have an advantage. It was Kentucky, after all.
It usually takes a little longer for coaches to put their imprint on the program by getting their own players and their own philosophies in place.
Many don't get very long to do it, either, which is why there's so much turnover seemingly every year, including more than three dozen before this season.
Some of the new coaches have had decent starts at their new homes, while others have labored.
Here's a few that have had varying degrees of success so far:
Larry Brown, SMU. Brown was 71 when he was hired and hadn't coached in college since leading Kansas to the 1988 NCAA title, so there were ...