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CBS Thinks John Calipari Has Built An Empire In Lexington

Sometimes I think we get lost in all of the things John Calipari is doing and, though we can appreciate them and high-five each other, maybe overlook exactly how incredible the things are that he’s done in two short years as head coach at UK.  There isn’t a dull day for the program and each announcement that seems to roll out is often wrapped in intrigue and excitement as something that is the first of its kind.  That hasn’t been lost on CBS Sports’s Matt Moore, an NBA blogger, who wrote a column today called “Calipari and the new NBA nexus”. 

In it, Moore highlights all of the reasons UK has returned to being the hottest school in the country and the forward-thinking moves Calipari has made as coach.  Moore summarizes it like this:

The reality is that with New York a tar pit where both the players and owners are stuck drowning in their own stubbornness, and Miami evacuated as the Triad go about their globe trotting ways, there’s a new center of the NBA universe. Maybe Calipari isn’t emperor of this kingdom, and he’s just the friendly father figure he makes himself out to be. It doesn’t change the fact that the future of the NBA flows through Lexington, and it’s Calipari tending the waters.

You know, I’m not sure anyone would have ever written that about Billy Gillispie.  It feels good, doesn’t it?

Article written by Thomas Beisner

16 Comments for CBS Thinks John Calipari Has Built An Empire In Lexington



  1. Jon
    4:30 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    First



  2. Nathan
    4:31 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    it feels wonderful



  3. Billy Clyde
    4:34 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Kaboom!!!!



  4. Catfan55
    4:35 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Coach cal first!!!!



  5. SexnNursinHomes
    4:38 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    so much for that crap slick rick said. “UK will be set back 10 yrs” I think that was a Freudian slip on his part. What he actually meant, if UK hires an awesome ass coach like Cal, ul will be set back 10 yrs. dumb ass pitino



  6. Holden McGroin
    4:45 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    I’d bet Pitino wishes he’d taken another job besides the one down the road from lexington. What happened to “Pitino will be the best thing to ever happen to UL basketball”? Should have read more like “Calipari is the worst thing that ever happened to UL basketball”. Can’t wait till season gets started. It’s gonna be another fun year!



  7. duh
    4:53 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    i once wrote that about billy g. i was mistaken.



  8. KYBLUE
    4:55 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Not a new empire it was already here but for sure a new ruler



  9. Samara Tass
    4:56 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino reads KSR more than I do…..trying to get a tiny chance at being the Omnicoach that Calipari is…how ’bout that fried Calipari now?



  10. 78cats
    5:15 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    The future of the nba who cares, what about UK basketball!



  11. dustin
    5:26 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    plz stop linking cbs’ bullshit! they just want clicks.



  12. Holden McGroin
    5:52 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Louavull First! (out of the tournament)



  13. Suh Kuhmuhdeequi
    6:01 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Great article.
    Kudos to the KENTUCKY fans for the detailed retort(s) to “Lee….”‘s idiocy.
    The responses are required reading – following Matt Moore’s article (which will make you think/wonder).



  14. DustinUK
    6:10 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    The thing about Calipari that the media generally get wrong is that he does all these things just for his benefit, that’s incorrect.

    He’s a master at killing 5 birds with 1 stone and he constantly puts things together that help everyone involved, yes including him. That’s smart business and Cal is better than anyone in the game at it.



  15. yeahright
    6:27 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    Just enjoy the ride, boys, enjoy the ride.



  16. Dixon Herlipz
    6:27 pm August 10, 2011 Permalink

    @5, 6, 9:

    Let us never forget what Coach Pitino did for KENTUCKY.

    Let us also never forget what he did to KENTUCKY.

    I am happy to see Denny back in the limelight.

    I feel double-screwed (which RP is good at) for him effing Denny over via Jurich (Bass Turd) plus effing over KENTUCKY and its fanbase.