Each year, ESPN releases their “College Hoops Confidential”, which is only available to those with the coveted “Insider” government clearance. In this year’s edition, 170 college basketball players were surveyed as to who the best coach in the country was. They picked Coach K, who was followed by Tom Izzo and…drumroll….Coach Cal with 6.6% of the vote. It was followed by this quote:
“You watch, Kentucky is going to be good every year for a long time,” says one Missouri Valley Conference guard. “That’s because of Calipari — I’d love to play for him.”
Hey, Kentucky might be good for a long time. That’s reassuring. Strangely, Coach Cal was not among the SEC’s top three coaches per the players, which went Mark Fox and then a tie between Billy Donovan and Bruce Pearl. They also picked Georgia to win the conference. Haters.