John Calipari: Kentucky’s State of the Art Traditionalist

Posted by Daniel Winschel on March-24-2010 Add Comments

Take a look at this photograph. The first and most prominent figure is actress/rabid Kentucky fan Ashley Judd. The two men behind her from left to right wearing a blue Kentucky warm up jacket is rapper Drake and in the sport coat is William Wesley.

This picture is a tell tale sign of how John Calipari runs his program.  He doesn’t just like the spotlight he loves and embraces it more than any coach in the country.  Most coaches would consider a rapper, actress, and controversial figure a distraction for their program.  Calipari on the other hand seems to enjoy the publicity this photo provides and uses it to his advantage.

Where most coaches are trying to cling to traditional ways of running a prog...

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