Sean Woods had some interesting things to say about John Calipari’s new Wildcats during his teleconference with the media this morning. The Morehead State head coach and former UK guard said he thought the Kentucky players acted with a sense of entitlement during the BBN Cares telethon for Hurricane Sandy relief, where Woods volunteered his time for the WKYT broadcast. Woods said he didn’t like their vibe and thought the players should be more appreciative.
Woods also said he’d bet any amount of money the current out-of-state players don’t know anything about UK history. “It’s a shame,” he said of the lack of historical basketball knowledge from today’s players. “Kids today play too many video games.”
He would add, “They didn’t seem like Kentucky basketball players to me. There’s just a certain way and a certain look Kentucky basketball players should have, and not have such a sense of entitlement.”
Matt and I were on the BBN Cares WKYT set throughout the entire two-hour telecast and I couldn’t disagree more with Woods on how the Kentucky players acted. They all seemed to really enjoy volunteering their time for the relief effort and answering phones from donors. Alex Poythress would’ve answered every phone call if he could’ve; he was all over the phone lines. Woods must’ve been in another room than the one we were in.
Woods did, however, make it very clear to reporters that he wasn’t bitter, just being honest. He said he just wants today’s one-and-dones to appreciate what the University of Kentucky helps them become during their time in Lexington.
Still, some strong words from the former Cat.
(Quotes via @BDawsonRivals)