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Calipari named Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year

Add another trophy to Coach Cal’s crowded trophy case.

Today he was named Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky. It is the second time Calipari has won the award, the first being in 2010, another season that ended in heartbreak. (And a Duke title.)

Cal was also named Naismith, Sporting News, Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ National Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 season.

He will accept the award in a ceremony on UK’s campus. The date is TBD.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Calipari named Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year



  1. theSkinny81
    3:07 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    “Cal was named Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky, Naismith, Sporting News, Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ National Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 season.”

    syrin23, however, is not impressed.



    • BigBlueBoom
      3:21 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      Syrin is never impressed. If we had went 40-0 he would’ve still found something to complain about. He’s complained so much in the past that he seems borderline troll. Yeah I get it, not everyone who has something negative to say is a troll, but this guy is almost always negative.



    • david8577
      3:23 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      Syrin23 is an unemployed UL fan right? Has to be.



    • RealCatsFan
      4:24 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      For all the bitching that Syrin (is that the brand name of an insecticide?) has done on here about Cal slowing down the game, maybe he wanted the twins to speed it up, and they just didn’t listen. From Crawford’s column:

      “At the very least, once it got a four-point lead, Kentucky needed to get more aggressive offensively. And this is what Calipari was exhorting his team to do from the bench. He was screaming at Andrew and Aaron Harrison to drive the ball to the rim, to get fouled, but instead the guards were settling for jump shots against a sagging Wisconsin defense.

      He could sense that Wisconsin was tiring. He could see that his team was likely one score and one stop away from taking control. he wanted his guards to make an aggressive play to the basket and force the defense to deal with them, or to find a way to get the ball to Karl-Anthony Towns in the post.”



    • J-Dub421
      4:54 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      What would the point have been in driving the lane? We made 54 field goal attempts, and only 5 were 3’s, yet only shot 10 free throws. Kaminsky did not foul out of a game all year, and only had 4 fouls once. The refs were not going to call fouls on Wisconsin. We took contact all night with no calls.



    • theWilkman
      5:30 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      I made the comment earlier under one of syrin’s rants that if Cal WAS encouraging them to stall, that was bad coaching. But from Crawford’s article, it seems like he was trying to get them to go, and they wouldn’t. The only other thing he could’ve done would be to pull one or both and get Ulis in there, but let’s face it, Ulis was getting dominated on the other end during his limited time during that game.



  2. UKfaninLou
    3:22 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Lot of sour grapes in comments today for sure.



    • J-Dub421
      3:43 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t understand how anyone could be unhappy with our team this year. We won 38 consecutive games for crying out loud. I’m disappointed we didn’t win the title, but there are 351 Division 1 teams, and only one of them wins the title in a given year. We had a heck of a season and there is no coach out there that I would rather have than Calipari.



  3. bluemark
    3:47 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    So, can we say that our coach is the “consensus” coach of the year? I like the sound of that.



  4. Dave Ball
    4:09 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    it took me this long just to look at the box score and the last 2:45 in detail of that game…and shockingly realized that Aaron Harrison and Devin Booker had combined to shoot 0-1 from 3 for the entire game (the 3 that went wide late by Harrison)…hard to imagine a UK team only taking 3 3s (and making all of them) but only getting to the line 10 times (7 times before the 1:06 mark of the 2nd half)… rebounding and 2nd chance points in the first half kept Wisconsin in it…and with the Nigel Hayes shot-clock call, and the phantom foul on Aaron after the Wisconsin 3 went wide and rebounded by Trey, it seemed that something was afoul…many blown calls, many fouls gone uncalled, possession changing plays that favored Wisconsin…I’m venting…hard loss to swallow…at least in 92 it took a perfect game by the player of the year and a UK coaching faux pas, but this feels like a season stolen by poor officiating and not by a superior performance by a lesser team (although rebounding killed UK, it should have only kept the score closer, not resulted in a loss–UK had won several times while being out-rebounded). Did Tyler Ulis deserve to play more than 17 minutes? Booker attempt a 3? Or either Harrison attempting a 3 after Andrew’s first shot fell true (and not down 4 with 12 seconds left)?? UGH…this team should not have lost that game, certainly not with the help of poor officiating…but it did and it truly sux…my guess is that Cal would trade every COY award he’s received for a shot at Duke last night (and don’t even get me started on the calls Duke has gotten in this tournament–Michigan St game served as primer for Monday’s fiasco)…horrifically called tournament (ask Larry Brown or Tom Izzo) shameful…especially with history on the line, ending in that fashion hurts even more…go Cats! go Cal! I hope everyone comes back if only to thumb their nose at the NCAA (with that long and incessant chant of “we’re baaaaaack”…black hats are fine…time to win #9)…Booker no 3 attempts in the game (shakes his head in disbelief)…Willie had 1 more rebound than Wisconsin’s PG (and one fewer offensive rebound 1-0)…(shakes his head in disbelief)…I gotta stop looking at this boxscore…