Way back on June 27th, Yahoo! Sports writer/blog crush Jason King wrote a column about Calipari’s new eight-year $36.5 million contract. In the piece, he argued that yes, Calipari deserves every penny:
Some analysts may deem the salary excessive, but if anyone deserves that kind of money, it’s Calipari.
Kentucky has gone 64-12 in Calipari’s two seasons and has had nine players taken in the NBA draft. In April the Wildcats advanced to the Final Four — and the 2011-12 squad will likely be even better
Obviously, this ruffled some of his readers’ feathers. Read these letters from his latest mailbag:
Right on, J. Bryant Freer. Oh yeah, Jason: as our adept readers pointed out, it was 13 years between Final Fours, not 16. It’s okay, I forgive you.