John Calipari ‘Players First’ book-signing tour continues

As the Kentucky Wildcats await the NBA Draft decisions of several players, John Calipari isn’t sweating it as he continues his “Players First” book-signing tour. The tour kicked off last Thursday to a huge crowd at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington. Calipari will continue his way around the state to meet with fans and sign copies of the book on Friday at Barnes & Noble...
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John Calipari has ‘no idea’ if Harrison twins are declaring

Most prospects who expect to be selected in the 2014 NBA Draft have already made decisions on whether or not they will return to schools. However, two of college basketball’s most famous players, the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, have not made any decision yet. It appears as though they are leaning towards declaring for the draft, but their coach, John Calipari, says he doesn’t...
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2015 Player Profile: SG Charles Matthews

A natural scorer on the wing, Charles Matthews is a dynamic player who can light it up from all three levels. Currently committed to John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats, Matthews is a five-star talent with the potential to crack the Top 10. Coming off a productive junior summer in which he averaged 12.4 points and knocked down 41.9 percent of his shots from deep on the EYBL...
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John Calipari Explains How Kentucky Players Are Disciplined: Talks About Rap Music, Bringing NBA Security, And Blocking Players From Women (Video)

During the Bill O’Reilly Show, Kentucky head coach John Calipari explained how Kentucky players are taken care of. The video provides fantastic insight to how a dominant basketball program handles their kids’ year in and year out. Two of the topics that were very interesting lie upon the recruiting process at Kentucky and the way the players are protected from negative temptation...
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Bill O’Reilly To John Calipari: “How Do You Coach Kids Who Listen To Rap?” (Video)

I see what Bill O’Reilly was trying to do there. Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari has been making the media rounds recently to promote his  book, “Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out.”   Coach Cal made an appearance on Fox News’ The Bill O’Reilly Show.   O’Reilly did his best to stay on the ultimate topic of basketball before he decided to ask...
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John Calipari says he wouldn't take Lakers job if it was offered

John Calipari is a polarizing figure. While many dislike him for some of his views and the way he runs his program, you can’t deny the success he’s had in the NCAA. His Kentucky team made it to the championship game this season, but fell short to UConn. Around the time of the championship game, there was speculation that he would be leaving Kentucky to coach the Los Angeles Lakers...
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Jim Calhoun thoughts on John Calipari

UConn beat Kentucky in the National Championship a week ago today. Today former UConn coach Jim Calhoun gave his thoughts about Kentucky coach John Calipari during a radio interview. Here is what Calhoun had to say about Calipari. Calhoun also best Calipari in the 2011 Final Four as UConn went on to win another national championship. “The one thing about John, John can become...
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John Calipari Reveals the Tweak that Propelled Kentucky to the Final Four

John Calipari finally revealed the infamous tweak he made to his team before the SEC tournament while making an appearance on “CBS This Morning” Monday. The tweak, it turns out, was very simple, and most probably noticed it at some point during Kentucky’s run. Calipari explained that the big tweak was simply making his point guard, Andrew Harrison, focus on passing more than...
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Kentucky's John Calipari highly critical of NCAA in new book

Tweet John Calipari came within minutes of winning his second NCAA title in three years with Kentucky earlier in this month but according to some excerpts from his new book, Calipari is not happy with the current state of college basketball, likening the NCAA to the Soviet Union. In his soon-to-be-released book “Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out”, Calipari...
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John Calipari: I was close to depression after loss

For the second time in his career, John Calipari lost in the national championship game. His Kentucky squad fell to Connecticut, 60-54, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas April 7. Calipari, expectedly, took the lost pretty hard. I was close to depression yesterday. Getting that close and not being able to see the joy in my players’ eyes after victory rocked me. — John...
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