In the moments before he took the court to coach his team in its 2015-16 season opener, John Calipari, like everyone else in the world, was following the tragic news coming out of Paris, France.
After the game, he opened his press conference with condolences for those affected by the senseless, violent attacks:
I was watching this stuff in Paris and couldn’t get my mind on the game. And, because you’re sitting there thinking what it was, why it was, just don’t understand. And then you have people, innocent people, knowing that, I’m going to die, I mean now they say there’s 160 people.
I mean, coaches are like come on, come on, I said just hold it for a second. So I think we all tonight say a prayer for all those families and those innocent people. I just don’t get it.
Nice gesture by Cal to keep things in perspective after such a heartbreaking day around the world.