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Pretty good read, although the writer has a gross factual error in this paragraph that has to wear on Calipari...
He won and won, and won more some at Memphis... until he lost, a magical 2007-2008 season vacated by major NCAA violations that occurred during his watch.
This stuff gets generally accepted across the sports world, and it's not factually accurate. Memphis' season was vacated because the NCAA found issues with Derrick Rose's test scores while in high school. He refused to cooperate with an NCAA investigation, so he was retroactively ruled ineligible and Memphis' season was vacated. NONE of that happened "under Calipari's watch." It just happened to be one of his players. Those are two different things.
This is still a worthwhile read and gets to the heart of the Cats 2011-12 team.
While it may appear that Kentucky head coach John Calipari comfortably plays the part of a New York stockbroker, cynics may believe he is a no-stone-unturned salesman more interested in the commodity's worth than its well being.
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If that is what a professional reporter thinks, can't imagine what the average fan thinks about Calipari.
Actually ... I can
I think he has no clue what he is talking about.
Granted, this is an unbelievably good defensive team, but he argues that Cal's teams are not typically tremendous defensive teams. From what I've seen, all three of his teams here have been outstanding defensive teams and that he was an outstanding defensive coach at Memphis too. I am pretty sure the '96 UMass team was good defensively also.
Rompcat is right. Calipari's stamp on his great teams has been great defense.
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