John Calipari joined Jon Rothstein on the College Hoops Today podcast to promote his new book: “Success is the Only Option.” Rothstein asked Calipari about his team and what’s in the book, but he never brought up the title. Calipari brought it up himself.
“The book was ‘The art of coaching extreme talent’ but they changed the title on me. But that’s fine. They know better than I know,” Cal said it not once, but twice. He wanted it to be titled “The Art of Coaching Extreme Talent, Success is the Only Option,” emphasizing ‘the art,’ but Cal says the publishers flipped it around on him.
That story is a little bit different than the one he told ESPN earlier. In that version Calipari said he didn’t know Pitino had a book with almost the same name until his publishers asked about the title. His response, “What book?”