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JOHN CALIPARI RUMORS

Four specific challenges Kentucky's platoon system faces

So much of what John Calipari does is by design that it seems he will not order lunch without calculating the particular sandwich that delivers the greatest recruiting advantage to Kentucky. Which is why it’s so amusing that the Wildcats’ intent to play two-platoon basketball is entirely an accident. Calipari is working hard to assure it is a happy accident, but he did not plan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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John Calipari on getting guys to NBA, having a players first program and more (video)

Fox Sports’ Reid Forgrave got to interview Kentucky  basketball head coach John Calipari about putting players in the NBA, succeeding in the system and always doing things his way.   . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Kentucky basketball players during the John Calipari era

Kentucky basketball has a long and storied tradition. There have been many great players that have come through the program and shined. However, I am only discussing the best five players at Kentucky since Calpari took charge of the Cats. This list was hard to compile, and the only factors that are taken into account are a player’s production and the impact that they had for their...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake introduces John Calipari at Kentucky Midnight Madness

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari was introduced to the crowd at Friday's "Big Blue Madness" festivities by none other than rapper Drake.Although Rapper seems to be a fan of every sports team, he would seem to be most tied to the UK basketball team due to his close relationship with Coach Calipari. Drake credits Coach Cal for inspiring him...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Recruit Attending UK’s ‘Big Blue Madness’ Absolutely Dwarfs Drake

As we showed you earlier, Drake is on-hand for Kentucky’s ‘Big Blue Madness’, given his friendship with head coach John Calipari. It looks like the superstar rapper is doing a bit of advocating for the UK head man, as he’s been spotted taking photos with potential recruits during the event. Below is one of the more ridiculous shots. Carlton Bragg is a 6-foot-8 power forward...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drake Is At Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness, And UK Fans Are Freaking Out

Most college basketball fans know that Kentucky head coach John Calipari and rapper Drake are good friends. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise to hear that for UK’s ‘Big Blue Madness’ event Friday night, the superstar recording artist is on-hand for the festivities. Whether he’ll perform or not remains to be seen, but there is video of him shaking hands with all of Kentucky’s...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo cracks great Pinocchio zinger about John Calipari

NBA executives and scouts flocked to Kentucky’s campus last week for a Wildcats’ men’s basketball practice that basically served as a mock combine for John Calipari’s players.  There were, of course, numerous high-level recruits in attendance in Lexington, Ky., watching all of this go down. “We’re just there as B-roll for his recruiting videos,” one NBA executive...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Praises Retiring SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, Says He Wouldn’t Have Gotten His Last 2 Jobs Without Him

SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced today that he is retiring at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The 74-year-old is in his 13th year as the conference’s leader. He is beginning to undergo treatment for a prostate cancer that has resurfaced.  The news of Slive stepping down has saddened many, but perhaps no one more so than John Calipari. The Kentucky coach has spent time...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Making sense of Kentucky's Pro-Day

The University of Kentucky’s Mens Basketball team held their pro-day in front of 90 plus NBA scouts and executives. John Calipari and his assistant coaches ran his team of 4 freshman, 7 sophomores, 2 juniors and 2 seniors (including walk-ons) through a battery of skill drills, scrimmages and exercises. The only unusual thing about the […] The post My Thoughts on the University...
Via Outside Analysis
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Towns No. 1? Harrison stock? Kentucky pro day raises questions

On Friday, the John Calipari project kicked off in Lexington, Ky., and for those around the NBA, that meant an awkward combination of eager looks and knowing shrugs. In all, ESPN said more than 90 NBA scouts and personnel executives were on hand for the opening Kentucky practices, to which Calipari and the Wildcats extended invitations for all 30 teams. All were represented, even...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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