Phoenix Suns GM has some high praise for John Calipari

I think when it comes to getting college basketball players ready for the NBA, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari would be at the top of that list. That is why many of the top high school recruits every year have Kentucky on their short list of teams they might commit too. The success that Calipari has had since arriving at Kentucky is getting some notice from one NBA front...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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John Calipari Had An Embarrassing Experience With Airport Security Today

Flying is usually a breeze, but checking in for a flight beforehand through all the TSA protocol can be cumbersome.  Kentucky head coach John Calipari surely flies frequently, but that didn’t stop him from having an embarrassing run-in with TSA while trying to board a flight to Spain today.  As he so often does, Coach Cal broke down the situation via Twitter.  At the airport...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors considering drafting Labissiere at No. 9?

Masai Ujiri’s hoop dreams truly know no bounds. According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN on Thursday, the Toronto Raptors, who hold the No. 9 overall pick in this year’s draft, may consider selecting Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere at that spot if none of the top eight players in the draft fall to them. Hearing strong rumblings that Raptors GM Masai Ujiriin on Kentucky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Le Batard critical of John Calipari's appearance on ESPN

John Calipari is all over ESPN today.  Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on the day of the NBA Draft, is going through ESPN’s “Car Wash.” He was already on "Mike & Mike" and "First Take" and is scheduled to be on "SportsCenter," "Russillo & Kanell," "His & Hers" and "Highly Questionable."  Had a great time co-hosting @MikeAndMike with @KarlTowns and...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari will debate on ESPN’s First Take

Have you ever wanted to watch John Calipari and Stephen A. Smith yell at each other for 42 minutes? Well, on Thursday you get your chance. The Kentucky head coach will fill the seat left vacant by Skip Bayless, who had his final show on Tuesday before leaving for his new gig at FOX Sports 1, on ESPN’s First Take tomorrow. TOMORROW: @UKCoachCalipari joins @stephenasmith the...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s seeming slight

Rick Pitino finally responded to what he felt was a slight from John Calipari aimed at him and his Louisville program. During a radio interview last week, Calipari said that most coaches should know about what’s going on with their players around campus. Many interpreted that as a commentary about Louisville, given that Pitino has said he had no idea of the sex scandal perpetuated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: College coaches should be held accountable for what happens on campus

John Calipari is not exactly a stranger when it comes to collegiate athletics scandals, and he firmly believes that anything that allegedly happened on campus is the coach’s responsibility. Calipari told Tuesday’s edition of “The Mike Lupica Show” that coaches shouldn’t be blamed for incidents that happen when players are away from campus, but that they know everything...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari tweets about son's decision to play for Kentucky

Kentucky’s men’s basketball program officially announced the addition of Brad Calipari to the Wildcats’ 2016-17 roster this afternoon.  Both Brad Calipari and his father, John Calipari, commented on the addition in the school’s official release.  Shortly after the move was announced, Coach Cal took to Twitter to further comment on his son’s decision to play for UK....
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari wants to play a pre-season tournament in a football stadium

Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari has some pretty unconventional ideas that he shared on twitter today….. I'm sure you've heard about my crazy idea for the SEC Tournament being played before the season. Got another crazy idea while I was driving. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 1, 2016 Why don't we play the games in the football stadium in Atlanta and...
Via The Student Section
25 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari proposes moving the SEC Tournament to preseason

Kentucky coach John Calipari has a notorious hatred of the SEC Tournament – particularly how it has apparently held little weight in determining NCAA Tournament seeding. So during the SEC’s spring meetings, Calipari put forth a novel idea: turn the tournament into a preseason affair, just to cement how little it actually matters. “You know my stuff is like so ridiculous you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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