Tackiest Coach in America

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    Lolololololololol. Buffoon.
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    i love that the radio host hung up on him.
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    good lord.

    this is beyond embarrassing.
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    Calipari calls the Mike Francesca show? Sounds like a game day sign just wrote itself, a la Hunter Pence! #sickburn
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    In Cal's defense, which I always hate doing, he was just on as a guest right before and called back after the conversation continued. If you listen to it, he told him who he was after faking a voice for 3 seconds. It was actually pretty funny.

    Definitely pathetic, but I think some of the headlines are misleading.
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    Cal is not a bad coach of the game. You can't do what he has done and be one.

    On the other hand he isn't a Pitino. Rick turned the game upside-down going against conventional "wisdom". He found a whole new way to play that other coaches had no answer for so he was able to get teams to excel when they had very little talent. And when he got the talent and the other coaches hadn't caught up he was invincible. It is pretty much what SOS did at UF in college football.

    Instead Cal found a whole new way to recruit.
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    I actually think he is a damn good coach. Just amazed, though, that he would have the compulsion to call back I to a radio show and argue his abilities with the host. It is entirely bizarre and entirely Calipari.
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    I agree with AKA about the bizarre part. Cal sounded like some of what he was saying was tongue-in-cheek, but also sounded to me like he felt genuinely upset. You've gotta have thicker skin than that. Spare me the pot/kettle thing - I know I know...

    I don't know if he and that guy have a history or anything, but the part I heard was actually hard to disagree with. Just my opinion, but I think he was understating his coaching ability somewhat, but he was essentially fairly accurate.

    Haha - here's one that won't be popular.

    Okay, I'm done now.


    Yall see this part of the story? Odd.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tbXIX6Cj86Y



    http://kentuckysportsradio.com/bask...ducer-tries-to-get-calipari-for-an-interview/
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    Dan Wolken must be an idiot. The discussion on this "random day in august" is not being generated by interest in whether or not Cal is a good coach . . . but rather by Cal's entirely odd behavior. No one would be talking about this had Cal not called back into the show to defend himself. THAT . . . THAT is the story, Mr. Wolken.
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    He's no strategic slouch, but that's not his biggest strength as a coach, and everyone knows it.
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    I was never enamored with his in-game coaching. Not bad, but nothing really exemplary. Where he excels is implementing his system. He got a ton of mileage out of the DDO at Memphis because he had the right kids for it and he got them to buy into it. Ironically, he has not done that at UK at all. They have been all over the map offensively, in part because he has forsaken strategic recruitment and development (just the opposite of his Memphis stay) for the highest level of talent possible, regardless how it fits what we wants to do or the other players on the roster. I guess you can't argue with the results, but they have been exceeding ugly to watch on offense, with the possible exception of their national title team (and that owes to a once-in-a-decade player in Davis, who could space the floor from the high post or the baseline at the five and who passed like a guard). The lane is regularly clogged, the guards regularly overdribble, and the catch and shoot game is very inconsistent. Fortunately, their level of defense has been high enough to mitigate the offensive struggles and allow elite individual players to be the difference in close games.
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    He knows how to "tweak". ;^)
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    And twerk.
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    All I know is, Billy has 2 rings. 4 FF's (All banners still hanging) and has never called a radio show claiming to be "Bill from Florida"

    We have the best, classiest coach in America. Kentucky does not. The End.
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    I don't know about classy, but I actually thought Cal's bit was sort of funny. (I only listened to the first few seconds)
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    I do t understand why this is a constant pissing contest between the two coaches. There is NO doubt that Donovan is twice the coach Calipari is....we know that from the amount of rings...I don't understand why this is even something talked about. The sane Kentucky fan understands this.

    Jeff
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    Correct me if I'm wrong as I have not really followed this situation..but the radio host asked Calipari to come on..he was nice to him during the interview and then when Calipari got off he bashed him...I think he has a right to respond as why couldn't the guy say it when they were on the air together? I hate the media.

    Jeff
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    He didn't bash him. He suggested he wasn't the best tactical coach while praising him for his recruiting, motivation, etc. Not that what the host did was any less tacky, but coaches at Cal's level just don't pull that kind of stuff, or at least they shouldn't. Give some one smack in a press conference? Sure. All the greats do that (with the exception of more respectful guys like Izzo and Donovan). But calling back in to dispute something that wasn't even an egregious criticism? Tack-freakin-ie. Even for a UK fan.
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    And besides you, the number of sane UK is-what--single digits?
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