Calipari Forced to Vacate Two Final Fours? Thoughts from UK Perspective.

Posted by straitpinkie on August-20-2009 Add Comments

If Memphis are forced to vacate their final four appearance in 2008, it will be the second time that Calipari has been forced to vacate a final four. He also was forced to do so in 1996 with Massachusetts. This is not good and does not reflect well on a coach’s reputation.

After Tubby Smith left for Minnesota, Mitch Barnhart and company did not even interview Calipari for the position. Reason being, he had sort of a shady past and they felt they could bring in someone else with a cleaner record and the program would carry the coach.

However, in came the fiasco that was Billy Clyde Gillispie. After two years of smirks, hard-headedness, and downright stupidity, they had enough of Gillispie and handed him his walking pap...

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