This picture is ok to post when they’re all fighting cancer, right?
– Coach Calipari attended the Dick Vitale Gala last night in Sarasota, which honored Rick Pitino and Billy Donovan. Further proving their bromance has escalated to new levels these days, Pitino said he was more proud of Donovan’s title at Florida than the one he won at UK in 1996. Surely a nice gesture, but Pitino appears to be way too arrogant for that to be true.
– At the event, Calipari landed $50k for UK – U of L tickets in an auction. The winner received four tickets behind the UK bench.
– I hate typing this but….Jodie Meeks will work out for the Oklahoma City Thunder today along with Danny Green (UNC), Antonio Anderson (Memphis), Dar Tucker (DePaul), Marcus Landry (Wisconsin) and Leo Lyons (Missouri).
– Larry Vaught writes that he still believes UK is John Wall’s favorite at the moment.
– George Robinson of The Leaf-Chronicle writes that it might be tough for Calipari to land those big-name non-conference opponents that he spoke of a few weeks ago.
– The Memphis Commercial Appeal writes that Josh Pastner, kind of a UK assistant for about 30 minutes, is getting married today….and that it’s nice to have a wedding after the previous coach “left us for that rich and catty temptress in Lexington”. Obviously, the wine at Pastner’s wedding will be made from sour grapes.
– Our buddy Jody Demling offers up a rundown of a disappointing first day at the Adidas May Classic.
– Today is Patrick Patterson Day. Don’t forget to celebrate.
Stay tuned throughout the day as Dustin continues to bring you all the goodness from the Adidas May Classic.