JOHN CALIPARI RUMORS

Kentucky Basketball Preview: Who will be the Wildcats’ leading scorer this season?

Kentucky Basketball fans are getting amped up for another run at the NCAA Championship. With the group of Wildcats already at work, ambitions and expectations are at an all-time high. John Calipari is currently tending to his USA U19 World Cup team. Fortunately, two future Kentucky Basketball players made the team. Fans will get a […] Kentucky Basketball Preview: Who will be the...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

Malik Monk admits he thought he would be a Knick

Depending on your perspective, Malik Monk may have dodged a major bullet in Thursday’s draft.After he was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 11 overall pick, the former Kentucky star made a somewhat surprising admission.“I actually thought the Knicks would take me,” said Monk, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.Kentucky head coach John Calipari made similar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari thinks the one-and-done system is working just fine

The top-seven picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft were all freshmen, and no seniors were selected until the Spurs took Colorado’s Derrick White with the 29th pick. You can understand why NBA commissioner Adam Silver is rethinking the league’s position on one-and-done players jumping to the NBA, but Kentucky coach John Calipari — a champion of the one-and-done system — unsurprisingly...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari opposed to 20-game league schedule, blames TV networks

The ACC has decided to increase the number of in-conference games a team has to play each season, and other conferences are considering doing the same. According to John Calipari, that is going to hurt the sport of college basketball. With ACC teams set to play 20 in-conference games as opposed to 18 starting in 2019, Calipari believes fans are going to be robbed of some marquee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Networks are killing marquee non-conference games

College conferences keep extending their in-league schedules, and Kentucky coach John Calipari is not happy about it.According to USA Today, Calipari strongly opposes the SEC stretching to a 20-game conference slate, as more league games mean fewer fun matchups against out-of-conference opponents. The fact that this conversation even exists, Calipari alleges, is the fault of the...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky fans bombarded referee with over 800 angry voicemail messages

We already knew that Kentucky fans went overboard with their actions against a referee following an Elite Eight loss in the NCAA Tournament, but just how far they went is now coming to light, and the extent is pretty ridiculous.Referee John Higgins has been in contact with law enforcement officials regarding death threats he has received since the game in late March. Higgins has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari agrees with Durant about prospects skipping NBA draft combine

Kentucky coach John Calipari has something in common with Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors—they don’t have the highest opinion of the NBA draft combine.For Durant, who had a rough experience at the combine because most graded him poorly over his bad strength performance, the combine isn’t the best way for top prospects to spend their time.We hit on this yesterday,...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

John Calipari avoids discussing ‘involved’ father LaVar Ball

If John Calipari has a negative opinion of LaVar Ball like so many others in the basketball world, the Kentucky coach is not going to share it.TMZ caught up with Calipari at the BTIG charity event in New York City on Tuesday, and the coach was asked about UCLA star Lonzo Ball and his father. Calipari was quick to note that he has not followed all of the things LaVar has said, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

A week ago, your team made it into the NCAA Tournament and you were excited at the possibilities. Do this, beat them, hold on, make a run and you'd be in the Final Four in no time. Some teams were doing a little dreaming while others fully expected a great shot at a national championship. Sixteen of those teams remain while fans of the other 52 schools are left to wonder what happened...
Via Yardbarker
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

John Calipari 30 for 30 will premiere April 13

Most of the time, ESPN’s 30 for 30 series is focused on sports’ past; what happened, and why? Their newest one, set to premiere on April 13, takes the unusual step of covering someone who’s still very much active, though, and someone whose influence is still hotly-debated. That would be University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari.The film, One and Not Done...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss
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