It’s not easy being the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.
Just ask John Calipari.
Calipari took to his Twitter account to express his goal of this past season. It wasn’t a national championship but to have eight of his players drafted.
I hate to drive you traditionalists crazy, but I'll say it again: our goal at the beginning of the season was to have eight players drafted...
John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He addressed more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Known as a […]
Like father, like daughter.
Earlier today, John Calipari went on a Twitter rant directed at the people criticizing him for saying Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win a national title.
Calipari’s daughter, Erin, has now gone on a Twitter rant of her own on the same subject.
People getting mad because @UKCoachCalipari says his goal...
Seventh-year head coach John Calipari demands the gold standard in every aspect of the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats’ 2015-16 schedule will once again meet that demand as Calipari announced a 13-game non-conference schedule on Thursday that features 10 games against tms who advanced to the postseason a season ago. That list includes national […]
On Wednesday, John Calipari rubbed some people the wrong way when he said Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win the national championship.
Calipari, 56, is as big of a players-first coach as there is in sports, so his comments weren’t really that surprising. But, at the same time, it’s not surprising that people were upset with his statement...
Kentucky fell short of expectations last season by not winning a national championship, but fortunately the Wildcats’ head coach is a master spin doctor in addition to being an expert recruiter. According to John Calipari, Kentucky is still working toward its goal, which is to have eight players drafted by NBA teams this year. “Last...Read More
Rumors about John Calipari leaving Kentucky to accept an NBA coaching job are an annual tradition. The New Orleans Pelicans are this year’s subject. John Reed of The Times Picayune reports that Calipari has made it known to Pelicans officials that he is interested in their head coaching vacancy. There have reportedly been “exploratory conversations”...Read More
John Calipari has Caleb Swanigan in his sights, but Kentucky appears unlikely to land the uncommitted five-star center, according to a report.
Swanigan, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound big man in the 2015 class, de-committed from Michigan State last week. He is reportedly considering the Wildcats, but it likely to end up elsewhere (Cal or Purdue, probably).
Lindsay Brauner of Rivals.com...
Every off-season, there are rumors and speculation that John Calipari may leave Kentucky for the NBA, but if anything, his roots in Lexington are growing deeper. According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, Calipari is close to signing a one year, $8 million extension that will keep him in Lexington through 2022.
Sources tell KSR, UK and Calipari close to extending his contract...
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A 40–0 season and an NCAA championship would have been the cherry on top of the sundae for Kentucky coach John Calipari, but even winning the title would not have given him the credit he deserves. With a roster full of McDonald’s All-Americans, winning the championship is expected. Anything less and he’s considered a failure.
There’s only one way for Calipari to win, and...