JOHN CALIPARI RUMORS

Calipari, No. 9 Kentucky wary of upstart Vanderbilt

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 9 Kentucky can move one step closer to its 48th Southeastern Conference championship with a victory Tuesday night over Vanderbilt. Kentucky (24-5, 14-2) meets Vanderbilt (16-13, 9-7) at Rupp Arena in the penultimate game of the regular season. Just don't expect a cakewalk, according to Wildcats coach John Calipari. "Very dangerous," Calipari said. "I watched...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

John Calipari on Kentucky seniors sticking around: ‘It’s not easy, it’s not for everybody’

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder will take the floor as Kentucky starters Tuesday night — their last game at Rupp Arena. Coach John Calipari, most known for his one-and-done recruits, was asked about the senior trio Monday afternoon. “You see their growth, not only on the basketball court, as people,” Calipari said. “You see the opportunities...
Via SEC Country
11 hours ago

John Calipari: ‘No idea’ if Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox will play against Vanderbilt

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox’s status is questionable for the second straight game as the Wildcats take on Vanderbilt at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Fox missed Saturday’s game against Florida with a knee injury he sustained last week at Missouri. He was a game-time decision against the Gators. Coach John Calipari isn’t sure if Fox will be ready for the home finale at...
Via SEC Country
12 hours ago

Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner describes the pressure of replacing John Calipari

At some point in the not too distant future, some crazy person is going to try to do the impossible and replace John Calipari at Kentucky. At 58-years-old, Coach Cal won’t be around Lexington forever and when he does step aside (either through retirement, or by going to the NBA), someone will have massive shoes to fill.It’s a situation that one man already knows well: Josh Pastner...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

John Calipari Appeared Flustered By Missouri Fans’ ‘Cal, You Suck’ Chants

John Calipari isn’t a very popular man in college basketball gyms outside Lexington, Kentucky. Such is life for one of the most successful and polarizing head coaches in college basketball history. You’d think, however, he’d be used to that by now, but judging by his reaction to the University of Missouri student section Tuesday night, Coach Cal still can have his feelings...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari shoots down talk of him leaving Kentucky for Pelicans

John Calipari has been the subject of so many NBA rumors that he’s going out of his way to try to shut them down before they even get started now.After two of his former Kentucky players, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, were reunited with the New Orleans Pelicans, Calipari responded to a non-serious question about leaving Kentucky to coach New Orleans with a very serious answer...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari responds to one-and-done critics

John Calipari has long been criticized by his detractors for recruiting too many one-and-done players, which they believe undermines the college system.Calipari has been one of the best recruiters since his days at UMass, going to Memphis and then Kentucky. He has reached six Final Fours and won a national championship.In an interview with Reid Forgrave for Bleacher Report, Calipari...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns takes shot at Kentucky basketball

The Kentucky men’s basketball team has struggled over its last several games, and even a win wasn’t enough to satisfy John Calipari on Tuesday night. Unhappy with his team’s performance in a 92-85 victory over LSU, Calipari did not hold back in a postgame interview.“If anybody wants to quit, they can quit,” the Wildcats coach said.One of Calipari’s former players took...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari's daughter trolls those calling for coach's firing

One of John Calipari’s daughters had a funny response on Twitter Sunday morning to the crazy fans calling for her father’s job.Kentucky has lost three of four games including a 22-point defeat at Florida on Saturday. The poor recent stretch apparently has some crazy fans saying Calipari needs to be fired.Here was Megan Calipari’s response to them: Calipari’s other daughter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger calls final game, gets Kentucky jersey

Brent Musburger treated viewers with “You are looking live” for the final time when he was on the call for Tuesday night’s Georgia-Kentucky game.It was quite the scene at Rupp Arena for the iconic moment, and while fans may have been there to support their Wildcats, they were clearly feeling the emotion for Musburger’s final call. Sports fans have enjoyed hearing Musburger’s...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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