John Calipari’s emphasis on service resonates with players

Freshman Jarred Vanderbilt says it was one of the reasons he came to Kentucky. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey wreaking devastation across Texas and the city of Houston, Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari organized a telethon that raised $1 million for hurricane relief efforts. And recently, Calipari and the team traveled to Houston to oversee the distribution of the funds....
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

John Calipari vehemently denies Knicks rumors

John Calipari may be halfway across the planet, but it still didn’t take him long to respond to the rumors linking him to the New York Knicks.Thursday afternoon, ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that a Calipari rep expressed interest in the Knicks’ presidency job on behalf of the coach.Kentucky was asked to comment on the report and said Calipari was in Egypt for the FIBA World Cup...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

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
June 23, 2017  |  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
June 22, 2017  |  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
June 14, 2017  |  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
June 03, 2017  |  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

CNN analyst takes jab at Kentucky while discussing Syria missile strike

A CNN analyst took a jab at Kentucky basketball while discussing the missile strike President Trump launched against Syria on Thursday evening.Talking about the US’ involvement in Syria, Major General James “Spider” Marks, a war analyst for CNN, said that this strike wouldn’t be an isolated incident like Kentucky’s one-and-done basketball program. Anderson Cooper didn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 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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