Coach Cal has been named one of four finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award. The other three joining him are Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, Steve Alford of New Mexico, and Frank Martin of Ultimate Cagefighting. The finalists were decided in a vote by basketball journalists, fellow coaches and administrators from universities around the country.
Calipari is trying to join Coach K as the only coach to win the award three times. Cal won it in 1996 while at UMass and in 2008 at Memphis. He will also be the first Naismith Coach of the Year who has been from Pikeville to Paducah and everywhere in between.
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