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John Calipari doesn't need NBA to be a king

I don’t believe John Calipari will leave Kentucky to go coach the Sacramento Kings, no matter how much money and power and former Kentucky stars Kings owner Vivek Ranadive can throw at him.I don’t believe it. Not for a second.In fact, I don’t believe Calipari will ever leave Lexington.Not for the Kings, historically one of the NBA’s worst franchises. And not for one of those...
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QUIZ: Name every NBA player John Calipari coached at Kentucky

As of the 2015 NBA season, 24 current players have been coached by John Calipari at Kentucky before being drafted into the league. How many can you name? Both draft year and draft position are given below.
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Video: Kentucky Basketball Releases Celebratory Video For Signing No. 1 Recruiting Class

Is Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class the best ever compiled by John Calipari?  Maybe – and that’s really saying something considering the absurd amount of talent the Wildcats’ coach has signed over the years.  Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class includes five five-star recruits – De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones – and is...
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Malik Monk Commitment Bumps Kentucky’s Recruiting Class To No. 1

Kentucky basketball picked up a big win on the court against Duke on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning, John Calipari did the same on the recruiting trail. Five star guard Malik Monk made his pledge to the Wildcats moments ago, and with his commitment, Kentucky has overtaken Duke for the top recruiting class for 2016. Scout’s Evan Daniels revealed that tidbit on Twitter:...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Already Knows Who His Point Guard Will Be For His 2029-30 Kentucky Team

In 2029, John Calipari will be 70 years old. In all likelihood, the Kentucky men’s basketball coach will be retired. He’ll probably have added a couple more national titles to his resume by then, too.  If he is still coaching the Wildcats, though, he’s got his point guard picked out.  That player? Derrick Rose Jr., the three-year-old son of Coach Cal’s former star at Memphis...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky lands 2016 5-star recruit Bam Adebayo

The Kentucky Wildcats have been a national power ever since John Calipari came to town and it looks like they will continue their dominance for the next few years. The team landed a highly-touted big man for the 2016 season. According to College Basketball Talk, five-star big man Edrice “Bam” Adebayo committed to Kentucky early Tuesday morning. Adebayo gives Calipari’s group...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Is Close To Compiling His Best Recruiting Class Ever At Kentucky

John Calipari is the greatest recruiter in the history of college basketball, so the following statement should really impress you: the Kentucky coach is very close to compiling his greatest recruiting class ever.  The Wildcats got a commitment this morning from five-star power forward Bam Adebayo, bringing Kentucky’s commitment total in the 2016 class to four. Currently, UK has...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star 2016 PG De’Aaron Fox commits to Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats and head coach John Calipari have been putting together impressive recruiting classes since they partnered up together and they just received news that another big recruit has committed to them. According to a report from, five-star 2016 point guard De’Aaron Fox has committed to the Wildcats. Calipari has to be extremely excited about this news...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: The man, the myth, the legend?

John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program for six seasons. In that time he has coached 25 players who have gone on to become NBA draft picks. He has gone to four Final Fours and one Elite Eight. To say the least, he has rebuilt a Kentucky program that struggled under Calipari’s predecessor Billie Gillispie. Calipari’s formula...
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis fans unhappy school plans to honor John Calipari

    John Calipari has been credited with putting the Memphis basketball program on the map, and his former employer plans to pay tribute to him for that during the upcoming season. On Wednesday, University of Memphis president David Rudd announced that the Tigers have planned a ceremony to honor Calipari in December. UMass, the school that gave Calipari his first head coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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