Kentucky Coach John Calipari Leaving for Chicago Bulls

Good riddance?

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     Shock waves are rolling through the college basketball world as it was released that Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari is leaving the program for the coaching position with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. 

     But the surprise is more than a bit ridiculous.  When has anyone ever accused John Calipari of having morals?  This is, after all, the same man who is the only person in the annals of college basketball to have not one, but two Final Four trips stricken from the record books.  And as one who for all the world looks like a cheater, he hasn’t been nearly as successful as one might expect.  In spite of managing to bring NBA caliber talent to relative unknown outposts such as UMass and Memphis, John Calipari has mentioned no more than a few close calls.

     There will be outrage in Kentucky, no doubt.  But perhaps the fans of the most prestigious program in the history of college basketball should instead be breathing a sigh of relief.  This is John Calipari, the man who leaves a trail of sanctions and underachieving in his wake at virtually every stop.  If he stayed to form, what would be the outcome?  Even at Kentucky, a spot that needs little if any help landing talent, John Calipari’s shortcomings would still be revealed.

     The man is a recruiter.  And while his methods may strike many as something less than by the book, whatever his means, he is normally playing with a stacked deck.  And yet he simply can’t win the way he should.  Because the reality is that John Calipari simply is not a great coach.  And a lousy post season coach.  The Chicago Bulls should wind up as disappointed as Calipari’s other stops, but there is one advantage.  They won’t be placed on probation if Calipari pays his players.  But how will he learn to live with a salary cap?

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  1. Reality Check
    Posted May 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Apparently any idiot can post a story online these days no matter how baseless and banal the content. Contrary to your ridiculous claim, it has not been “released” that Calipari is leaving Kentucky. This is simply a rumor. It sounds more like the author of this silly story is the one who has been “released.” From the school of wannabe journalists. Open a window and let some fresh air in your Mom’s basement before you become completely brain dead.

  2. Posted May 10, 2010 at 5:29 am

    It is time to rebuild the coaching staffs of Chicago Bulls

  3. Posted May 10, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I think you’ve been smoking way too many of them there corn husks. Kentucky is just restructuring his contract to add about five more years to it. No more money involved, just years. We like cheaters in Kentucky, our coaches, our women, even our pets cheat…..haha Get your facts straight “cheesehead”. Calipari for govenor of Kentucky….

  4. Posted May 11, 2010 at 9:37 am

    good post

  5. Posted May 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    nice article

  6. Posted May 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    nice article

  7. Posted May 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    It seems the Glory Days of Da bulls are reflected in where some of the greats are contributing now … in charlotte and L.A. etc. :)

  8. wildcatfan
    Posted May 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    well the bulls might need a new coach but UK needs him more and he is staying here so get over it !!!!

  9. Posted May 13, 2010 at 1:09 am

    hmmm did not know all this was going on in colege b-ball.

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