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(Sports Illustrated)   John Calipari says he is not interested in coaching another professional basketball team   (tracking.si.com) divider line 27
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2012-04-05 03:40:30 PM
Well done, subs.
 
2012-04-05 04:00:12 PM
snert+1
 
2012-04-05 06:13:44 PM
Well, he couldn't do any worse than what another former ex-UK coach did to a certain venerable NBA franchise...
 
2012-04-05 06:18:56 PM
Translation: John Calipari is looking to get paid for that championship - get your checkbook out KY since there will be other jobs he "may not be interested in"

/Calipari is about to put the KY in Kentucky
 
2012-04-05 06:25:04 PM
Snerrrrrrk.
 
2012-04-05 06:26:53 PM
Why would he want to? I already saw a ton of articles saying Calipari is the best college coach out there and knows how to work the current recruiting system to get the best one-and-done players. I can't imagine he wants to jump to the NBA and deal with all the headaches there.
 
2012-04-05 06:30:17 PM
Yea, another Kentucky article, great.

How about you look at the details...He was never offered another coaching position in the NBA. If the Knicks actually made a solid offer for him, do you think he would turn it down?
 
2012-04-05 06:51:29 PM
List of successful coaches at college and nba.

1) Larry Brown
2) *crickets*
 
2012-04-05 07:00:39 PM

imapirate: Well done, subs.


He was the coach of the Nets.

/tmyk
 
2012-04-05 07:02:00 PM

JamUhn: Yea, another Kentucky article, great.

How about you look at the details...He was never offered another coaching position in the NBA. If the Knicks actually made a solid offer for him, do you think he would turn it down?


I can see either scenario, but my gut says he wouldn't. The NBA people are running the rumor mill
 
2012-04-05 07:16:24 PM
danielwheeler.org
 
2012-04-05 07:36:40 PM
Well if Calapari says he's not interested, it just means the Knicks need to up their offer. Or trade Carmelo for LeBron James. Either one will do.
 
2012-04-05 07:54:39 PM

babysealclubber: He was the coach of the Nets.

/tmyk


I know, but he's managing much larger payrolls these days. Good for him.
 
2012-04-05 08:34:23 PM

imapirate: babysealclubber: He was the coach of the Nets.

/tmyk

I know, but he's managing much larger payrolls these days. Good for him.


Sounds like sour grapes. Don't be such a h8er
 
2012-04-05 10:33:48 PM

skinink: I already saw a ton of articles saying Calipari is the best college coach out there


Someone actually said that? Hysterical. He's the Les Miles of his sport, and I do NOT mean that as a compliment.

skinink: and knows how to work the current recruiting system to get the best one-and-done players.


Yep, he's certainly capable of that one.
 
2012-04-05 10:35:40 PM

babysealclubber: Sounds like sour grapes. Don't be such a h8er


Sorry, KY fans, I was a Coach Cal hater long before he walked into your lives.

Don't worry, by the time he's done, your butt is going to be sore from all the sodomy he's done to your program. And you'll be a hater, too.
 
2012-04-05 11:08:06 PM
puffy999: Don't worry, by the time he's done, your butt is going to be sore from all the sodomy he's done to your program. And you'll be a hater, too.

I'm not a Calipari fan at all, but I don't think it's going to play out like you describe. Unless they raise the minimum age for entry in to the NBA, he can work the one-and-one system for years. He won't have to worry about giving a damn about academics, he'll have the pick of the crop when it comes to HS players who are NBA ready and he can say to recruits "We can win NOW, not in your senior year".

/That sound you hear is John Wooden rolling in his grave
 
2012-04-05 11:12:21 PM

Cymbal: Well if Calapari says he's not interested, it just means the Knicks need to up their offer. Or trade Carmelo for LeBron James. Either one will do.


If Miami loses this year, do they: trade bosh, fire spoelstra, bring in calipari?
 
2012-04-06 12:57:29 AM
I don't think Calipari's ego could handle going back to the NBA. In the NBA - even with a couple of rings, he is just a very high-profile coach. At Kentucky - especially with another (persistent) banner or two - he is a god.
 
2012-04-06 08:42:55 AM

Henry Holland:
/That sound you hear is John Wooden rolling in his grave


Please drop the bullshiat that Wooden was some shining beacon of integrity and how college basketball should be run. Read up on Sam Gilbert. That UCLA program was as crooked as anything Jerry Tarkanian ever coached.
 
2012-04-06 09:38:08 AM

Henry Holland: He won't have to worry about giving a damn about academics...


This says more about University of Kentucky academically than it does about Calipari's coaching style. Its much easier for NCAA teams to win championships if they don't make their players go to class or study. Uconn did the same thing to win the title last year but they weren't smart enough to force their professors to fudge player's grades.

And of coarse Calipari isn't going to come out and says he's leaving just yet. He's still got a new class of one-and-done's to recruit before stranding them to go try and redeem his pro-coaching career.
 
2012-04-06 10:43:34 AM

moistD: Cymbal: Well if Calapari says he's not interested, it just means the Knicks need to up their offer. Or trade Carmelo for LeBron James. Either one will do.

If Miami loses this year, do they: trade bosh, fire spoelstra, bring in calipari?


All three prob, but instead of Cal they should make PJ a godfather offer. Or Riley should coach. Spolestra will be fired for sure if they don't win it all this year, no doubt about that.
 
2012-04-06 01:20:17 PM

damnproud1388: Henry Holland: He won't have to worry about giving a damn about academics...

This says more about University of Kentucky academically than it does about Calipari's coaching style. Its much easier for NCAA teams to win championships if they don't make their players go to class or study. Uconn did the same thing to win the title last year but they weren't smart enough to force their professors to fudge player's grades.

And of coarse Calipari isn't going to come out and says he's leaving just yet. He's still got a new class of one-and-done's to recruit before stranding them to go try and redeem his pro-coaching career.


Easy to say without one iota of proof. UK's APR was highest in the SEC and one of the highest in the Sweet 16. They had a team GPA of 3.0 in the fall semester. The UK players are required to attend class and make the grades or they don't play.

Throw stones all you want, there's nothing there to hit.
 
2012-04-06 01:49:57 PM

SkyDog: damnproud1388: Henry Holland: He won't have to worry about giving a damn about academics...

This says more about University of Kentucky academically than it does about Calipari's coaching style. Its much easier for NCAA teams to win championships if they don't make their players go to class or study. Uconn did the same thing to win the title last year but they weren't smart enough to force their professors to fudge player's grades.

And of coarse Calipari isn't going to come out and says he's leaving just yet. He's still got a new class of one-and-done's to recruit before stranding them to go try and redeem his pro-coaching career.

Easy to say without one iota of proof. UK's APR was highest in the SEC and one of the highest in the Sweet 16. They had a team GPA of 3.0 in the fall semester. The UK players are required to attend class and make the grades or they don't play.

Throw stones all you want, there's nothing there to hit.


I'm under no impression that I'm doing anything but speculation, but to believe it isn't possible that UK could adjust its player's grades is incredibly ignorant.

One of the many issues with the NCAA is that it sets an academic standard that its players must meet, but then the school actually collects and reports those numbers to the NCAA.

In professional sports this would be akin to setting performance-enhancing drug regulations, then allowing teams to set their own drug-testing standard and methods and hire their own test facilitator to report their results to the league.

If a school is already willing to stoop to the level it takes to hire Calipari in the first place, you have to wonder how much farther they'd actually have to go to fudge some transcripts.
 
2012-04-06 03:01:27 PM

damnproud1388:
If a school is already willing to stoop to the level it takes to hire Calipari in the first place, you have to wonder how much farther they'd actually have to go to fudge some transcripts.


Hmmm....[checks damnproud1388's profile]:

...Location: Wallingford, CT


OH WOW MAN...when you point a finger at somebody, 3 more point back at your criminal-enabling coach who should have the last 10 years of his coaching record vacated.
 
2012-04-06 04:03:00 PM
Go ahead and look at my initial comment in this thread where I said that Uconn was dumb enough to get caught missing academic standards.

That said and for what it's worth I'm no UConn fan, I'm a Blue Devil by blood. And that I'm willing to admit it on Fark should add legitimacy to that statment (as will my comment history).
 
2012-04-06 04:39:20 PM

damnproud1388: SkyDog: damnproud1388: Henry Holland: He won't have to worry about giving a damn about academics...

This says more about University of Kentucky academically than it does about Calipari's coaching style. Its much easier for NCAA teams to win championships if they don't make their players go to class or study. Uconn did the same thing to win the title last year but they weren't smart enough to force their professors to fudge player's grades.

And of coarse Calipari isn't going to come out and says he's leaving just yet. He's still got a new class of one-and-done's to recruit before stranding them to go try and redeem his pro-coaching career.

Easy to say without one iota of proof. UK's APR was highest in the SEC and one of the highest in the Sweet 16. They had a team GPA of 3.0 in the fall semester. The UK players are required to attend class and make the grades or they don't play.

Throw stones all you want, there's nothing there to hit.

I'm under no impression that I'm doing anything but speculation, but to believe it isn't possible that UK could adjust its player's grades is incredibly ignorant.

One of the many issues with the NCAA is that it sets an academic standard that its players must meet, but then the school actually collects and reports those numbers to the NCAA.

In professional sports this would be akin to setting performance-enhancing drug regulations, then allowing teams to set their own drug-testing standard and methods and hire their own test facilitator to report their results to the league.

If a school is already willing to stoop to the level it takes to hire Calipari in the first place, you have to wonder how much farther they'd actually have to go to fudge some transcripts.


You obviously don't appreciate the gulf between faculty and athletics at UK. Too many folks in the administration are willing to see the whole thing burn down to keep any shenanigans covered up.
 
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