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Calipari cheats and bends the rules, according to CBSSports.com’s poll of coaches

According to his closest peers and fellow coaches, John Calipari is the best at bending the rules and not breaking them. Interesting. Didn’t they just say he was perceived as the biggest cheater?

Results from CBSSports.com’s latest poll question were released today and 13-percent of the 100 coaches polled think it’s Calipari who is the best bender of rules. One coach said,  “Everyone says he cheats, but when has he been caught?”

Billy Donovan was a close second with 11-percent of the vote, followed by Sean Miller, Tom Crean, Mike Kryzayessiswiaiski, Roy Williams, Tom Izzo and Josh Pastner.

So, he cheats. And he almost cheats. Got it.

See for yourself.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

37 Comments for Calipari cheats and bends the rules, according to CBSSports.com’s poll of coaches



  1. Common Sense
    11:48 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    HATERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS



  2. knightynight
    11:50 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Big deal. Every coach listed has been or is very successful lately in basketball. It is all jealousy. And who is the MOST successful lately? The same guy that leads the hate polls…



  3. bmt22033
    11:50 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    What #2 said!



  4. Jimmy
    11:51 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ok which is it, either he cheats, or bends the rules without getting caught, I guess cal can have his cake and eat it to.



  5. Micah
    11:51 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    It’s amazing how he’s never been caught cheating yet is higher on these polls than actual proven cheaters, gotta love the hate.



  6. Megalodon
    11:55 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t get why coaches would even take part in a poll like this. Such a waste of time.



  7. bmt22033
    11:56 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Chappelle says it best….

    http://youtu.be/hZN565uhnGc?t=1m34s



  8. SexnNursinHomes
    11:56 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Jealous haters and an obvious media distraction to deflect from unc’s cheating asses.

    My poll

    Which unc college class is the best?
    A. 101 Intro to Derrrp
    B. Diaper Folding (Advance Standing)
    C. American History between 2011-2012
    D. TYuoHiuPklHgKLL 101



  9. believeblue
    11:58 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Soooo let me get this straight…..Roy Williams is in the midst of a huge scandal that everyone is brushing off but he is only 6%??? He’s the Barack Obama of college basketball!!! The sports media is just like the national media, protect those you like and destroy the ones you hate!!!!



  10. John Wall
    12:00 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    love the pic



  11. John Wall
    12:01 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    #7. Cal..winner of the international Player Haters Ball haha



  12. Jacob Tamme
    12:08 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’m on Sportscenter right now!



  13. BlueInMI
    12:10 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    What no Slick Rick?! Guess by “cheating” they don’t mean on your wife.



  14. King Kelly Coleman
    12:12 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Amazing to me that they still won’t recognize the TRUE cheaters:

    Bruce Pearl
    Tim Floyd
    Steve Fisher
    Jim Calhoun
    Roy Williams
    Jerry Tarkanian
    Jim Harrick
    Dana Kirk



  15. Rambo
    12:12 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Thats “The Mike Krzyzewski”, coach of the Gold Medal USA Basketball team to you!



  16. nassau65
    12:15 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    If UK were a bottom feeder (like most programs are), Cal’s name wouldn’t even be mentioned. It’s good to be at the top where others try and find reasons why you shouldn’t be.



  17. stan
    12:16 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    WHY DON’T THE CHICKEN SHITS COME FORWARD AND USE THEIR NAME!! These polls mean nothing!!!! Put names with the way they voted and why, then someone may listen,until then, HATE ON,HATERS!!!!



  18. Rockfield, KY
    12:20 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    11. Please excuse me while I go put some water in Jeff Goodman’s mama’s water dish



  19. Han
    12:23 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I can only assume we’ll soon have polls like, “Who is the best at coaching superstars?” “Who is the best at helping players reach their dreams?” “Who is taking the most advantage of his school’s resources?” and “Who is most likely to change their system so their athletes can excel?” These polls are coming, right?

    Cal should win all of those except maybe taking advantage of his school’s resources, as Roy is making a strong push.



  20. Laker Cat 18
    12:31 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    The real shocker of this poll is Crean being tied for 3rd. We’ve all seen his recruiting tactics.



  21. D Biz
    12:43 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    When is the CBS Poll, “What coach does the best job of getting players drafted?”



  22. who me?
    12:44 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    F ’em all. Gotta think those coaches would CRAP if the “results” of the poll were made public – name to specific quotes. Would be hilarious considering most give Cal heck probably actually have more “issues” with the ncaa than Cal has.

    ksr should release a “poll” of interviews with coaches. You know, with “results” that slam pitino, crean, k, huckleberry, and the ncaa. cbs is a joke – wish other media would slam them for even considering such a piece.



  23. Al's IndiCats
    12:54 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    14, you forgot John Wooden, but he’s so far up the pedistal it would take a sniper to knock him off up there.

    The ones who they’re polling are probably the same ones who year after year gets 2* players, and should be tickled to death getting them. The way I’m looking at this CBS is trying to start the NCAA looking into Cal and UK.

    What I wonder is, why hasn’t CBS conducted a poll as to why Fab Melo could be eligible almost all season, only to be taken out for 2 weeks, then play in the Big (L)east tourney), wait for the seedings, then to be ruled ineligible for the NCAAs?



  24. Capt
    12:54 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    8. I like option A. Intro to Derrrp.
    Is that a shout out to the south park guys?



  25. SexnNursinHomes
    1:08 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    24- haha, you nailed it.



  26. theKYkid
    1:33 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    #15. yeah, good thing team usa had “mr. mike kraosdkcyhfshg”, wouldn’t have won without him……….. HA



  27. Will S
    1:42 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Not sure this is a bad thing. All of the coaches listed are at the top of college basketball right now. Bending the rules but not breaking them is just smart, not cheating.



  28. Linda Taylor
    1:44 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    8-You haven’t been around many babies lately have you. 99+% of parents use paper diapers like Pampers and Huggies. Not good for the environment but so much easier.



  29. jhnny
    1:45 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Again, easily the best picture ever posted on this site. I laugh every time it is used.



  30. SexnNursinHomes
    2:03 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    28- hahaha! send those cliff notes over to unc.



  31. asdf
    2:14 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    The problem with this kind of poll is that the people who belong at the top will never appear, since the BEST cheats are the ones that no one thinks are cheating.



  32. Deeeeeeerp
    2:34 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Butt hurters gonna butt hurt



  33. asdfasdf
    3:54 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    So basically the best recruiters in the game…



  34. who cares
    4:07 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    What would your vote be if Cal was still at Memphis?



  35. WestWorld
    4:09 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing but a bunch of whiny chicken $hit poll participants and developers….
    If I were a coach I would refuse to participate in this crap.



  36. king cat
    4:33 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Even if he did cheat, at least he DIDN’T CHEAT ON HIS WIFE OR FAMILY.



  37. Beavis
    5:02 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Can anyone tell me what the purpose of these ” polls ” are ??? I only see one,,,stir the pot and see if the ratings go up. Can’t believe they are paying these guys for this crap.