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Calipari says that if the one-and-done rule goes to two years, “I’ll be able to be here the rest of my career.”

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John Calipari just wrapped up his appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio, and one quote stands apart from the rest. When asked about his career at Kentucky, Cal said that he can see himself staying at UK for the rest of his career if the one-and-done rule is extended to two years: “If it goes to two years, and I have kids for two years, I’ll be able to be here the rest of my career and make it a long one. If it stays at one, that’s where it gets dicey.”

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90 Comments for Calipari says that if the one-and-done rule goes to two years, “I’ll be able to be here the rest of my career.”



  1. JoeMoney333
    10:54 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    2 years, 2 years, 2 years!



  2. Joe Bullen
    10:56 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    The NCAA will do whatever it takes to keep the one and done in effect after hearing that!



    • colonelcat
      1:09 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Lucky for us the NCAA doesn’t have any control over it.



  3. JDH
    10:56 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Two and Thru!!!!



  4. Go Deep
    10:59 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    This means the NCAA will step in and make it one and done forever to force him out….. #fearthecalapari



    • Zac
      1:32 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Its a NBA rule, the NCAA has nothing to do with.



    • Go Deep
      2:04 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      yes, everyone knows that Zac, that’s why I said ‘step in’ and it was sarcastic humor.



    • your mom's favorite playet
      5:06 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      It wasn’t a funny one



  5. icon
    11:01 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If he wants to coach here the rest of his career why does the rule matter?



    • jus sayin
      11:05 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Doing what he has to do to start over every year is not sustainable long term. I imagine he wants to have a life too.



    • Reality
      11:06 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Take a look at pics of Cal when he first accepted the UK job and now… 5 years of coaching at the pace he keeps plus the other demands on any coach at UK will age you as fast as being President. He might still coach here the rest of his career (hope, pray, make deals with crossroads demons, whichever floats your boat), but his career would be much longer if the NBA/NBAPA changes the rule.



    • Bledsoe's Biceps
      11:08 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      It’s very exhausting to keep recruiting 1 year players and put in the amount effort it takes to get them to play at an elite level. Look at how Cal has aged over the past 5 years. Sure, he could take a different approach and recruit lesser talented players who are more likely to stay 2-4 years. But kudos to him for not considering that path.



    • Josh
      11:56 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Gonna run out of money paying these kids to play for him! Lol!



    • Mc
      12:57 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Coach K landed Okafor, Jones, and Winslow. Must have been a good year money wise for Coach K. Bill Self has been doing well recruiting and buying his players. Pitino tried to buy Marquise Teague and Trey Lyles but didn’t have enough money. Larry Brown paid for Mudiay. I wonder who will buy Myles Turner. North Carolina has bought some good recruits. Wowsers, so has Florida. Arizona bought Gordon and now Stanley Johnson. UNLV outpaid us for R. Vaughn, and Anthony Bennett. Indiana bought Vonleh, but Crean didn’t pay in cash. When Baylor signed Isaiah Austin I knew they bought him. Same for UCLA and Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad. They also bought Westbrook and Kevin Love. Texas bought Durant.

      Lame.



    • YodaFlavoredOrangeLeaf
      1:58 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Mc, Cynical today we are.



    • Jordan
      3:55 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Mc, that was great, my point exactly



    • CatsMan
      11:33 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Agree with people above – its not sustainable. He’s aged a great deal.
      Not to mention people thought the team of freshman this year wasn’t panning out. Naysayers (granted the people that give UK fans a bad name) called for Cal to be fired if it didn’t work next year. Cal is a great coach, and he has been coaching great players. If we slip and somehow don’t make the tournament a few years in a row – people will be calling for his job again.
      If rule is changed to two years – success would be much more sustainable.



  6. Ten loss Cal
    11:05 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    im tired of recruiting and putting up with these toothless fans when i lose another 10 games next year when everyone leaves



    • Mc
      11:16 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      This 10 loss team made it to the championship game and most likely beat your team twice head-to-head. This says a lot about your team.



    • JEREMY
      11:20 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Why don’t you worry about your own toothless self and your toothless family and quit trolling our web site and use all that negative energy rooting on your cards!



  7. Delk for 3
    11:06 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    This rule is going to happen soon. The NCAA desperately needs it to happen.



    • Cat Fan In Georgia
      11:10 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      The NCAA has nothing to do with this. It’s been collectively-bargained between the NBA and the NBA players’ association. And my understanding is that the current collective bargaining agreement is in place through 2017.



    • JD
      11:24 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Cat fan in Georgia: changes can be made to the agreement before it expires. No different than MLB changing the punishment for testing positive for banned substances. If the NBAPA and the NBA want to change it they can. Also if the commissioner wants to make it 2 years then it will probably be changed before the end of the current agreement.



    • sorta
      11:30 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      JD, the commissioner can’t unilaterally make that change even if he wants to before the end of the current agreement UNLESS the NBA Players Assoc. also agrees to it.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:32 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      JD beat me to the punch. The owners and commissioner want to change to 2 years. The PA will likely get something in return… Probably won’t happen this off season due to freshman already entering the draft, but I look forward to it going into effect before 2017.



    • RUPPS_rhetoric
      11:59 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      This was an issue that was never settled during the previous negotiations for the current CBA. It was essentially tabled to a later date that could be revisited in the future. Now that there is a new Commissioner and a soon to be new NBA Players Union rep, this will get looked at; and CAN change before the current CBA is up. If you do a little Google research you can find where this issue was essentially tabled. I spoke with an NBA scout at the SEC Tournament and he thought it was going to go to 2 years FWIW.



  8. Jeff Garlin
    11:09 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, it’s just lunch, you gotta eat!



  9. Roofus Howls
    11:10 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Obligatory post….

    The NCAA has NOTHING to do with the one year rule and will have NOTHING to do with a two year rule if it comes to pass.

    It’s all part of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. If and when the NBAPA and the NBA change the rule it will happen. The NCAA and the networks with an interest in the NCAA may only attempt to influence those who can actually make change happen.



    • Cat Fan In Georgia
      11:12 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Nothing will change until 2017 at the earliest.



    • Reality
      11:12 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      The NCAA could sanction the schools the players went to… they have a history of punishing future teams for past teams’ sins (see UConn’s tournament ban last year when most of their players were in high school)



  10. catsrus
    11:14 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Sounds like an off the cuff remark. Of course Cal will be welcome as long as he gets us into the Final Four and wins the title every 7 or so years. I figure our 8 titles have come over about 60 years which means he’d be better than our average which is one every 7.5 years. He’s coached here for 5 and won one NCAA. No problem.
    BTW I wonder when Coach K will be given credit for embracing “One and Done”? 3 Five stars next year.



  11. Redbirds Rule
    11:27 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Rick Pitino isn’t complaining–he’s too busy coaching.



    • sorta
      11:32 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      If Pitino could land some one and done recruits, he would probably then complain. He’s done a good job avoiding it.



    • Josh
      11:52 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      He’s also 6-1 against the Cats…Go home troll.



    • Muri
      11:53 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      And busy losing to UK.



    • beavis
      12:00 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Yep,,,,coached old Karen right into the slammer,,,only took 15 seconds, What a coach,



    • Mc
      12:03 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Pitino also recruited Marquis Teague and Trey Lyles. He’s trying to recruit the best players, but doesn’t always get them.

      http://www.coachcal.com/26197/2013/12/cal-coach-recruits-one-done-players/



    • Redbirds Rule
      12:06 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Pitino does more with less. No Sypher jokes, please.



    • beavis
      12:11 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      More with less??? What part of Pitino are you talking about ?



    • RealCatsFan
      12:21 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      A couple names for you, birdman. Wayne Blackshear – McD’s AA, five star player, and generally regarded as a one-and-done prospect. Now sees his chances of EVER playing in the league withering under Pitino.

      Samardo Samuels – IIRC, was a top five ranked player out of HS. Went undrafted his soph year, now playing in Jamaica.

      Now I will go on to say that Pitino is an excellent motivator and does a good job with the 2-4 star kids. However, since he convinced Russ to come back when he should have gone pro last year, with no improvement in his draft stock, think the general consensus among the top ranked HS players is that RP is not their best bet if they want to maximize their NBA potential.



  12. ATB (Always True Blue)
    11:28 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I hope Cal is here for 15 more years and wins 10 titles.
    Better topic though, based on Cal’s comments about the over/under. I was just thinking about what if the twins do decide to go at seperate times. It’s clear that Andrew has the most to gain by staying but Aaron not so much. So what does our team look like if one if let’s say Poythress, Lee, either WCS or Dakari return, plus Hawkins, Willis, and the new guys, and either Andrew or Aaron return but not both? I think that could be a real possibility because Andrew will go in the lottery with another year given the makeup of the recruiting classes but Aaron he might move to a solid 1st round guy unless he just tears it up. I think the team with either of these guys returning plus one of the bigs has to be in the top 5 favorites heading into next season. Any other thoughts?



    • sandra collins
      10:22 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      I hope Cal will stay as long as he wishes, and I hope he encourages all his players to stay 2 or 3 years. That is how you build a great team.



  13. UKBlue1!
    11:29 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    NBA needs to change the stupid rule it would benefit them. The league has a bunch of players 1st and 2nd years players that should be playing college ball or D league ball. Quality of play is bad because there are too many teams. They have enough talent to make 24 perhaps 26 teams and they have 30 teams. My youngest son like watching games. Anytime I set down to watch Pro Basketball, I lose interest. I can’t believe people pay hundreds of dollars to go see the product they put on the court.



  14. arlo
    11:36 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    there are plenty of teams to go around for all the players leaving each year. nba is not the only league paying big bucks for players. foreign team’s salaries aren’t chump change. players coming out know if they don’t catch on with the nba right away there’s still a good chance to earn a big paycheck overseas.



  15. b
    11:37 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    When is the new NBA commissioner supposed to change the one and done. I always have heard about it, but never WHEN it might occur.



  16. arlo
    11:39 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    nba commissioner can’t change it. it has to be agreed to through collectively bargaining process.



  17. Ifs and May Bees
    11:47 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Cal’s the greatest, but does anyone remember him saying this before he signed his multi-million dollar contract to come to UK?



  18. bluegrassstu
    11:52 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I would like to see high school players eligible to play in the NBA with out having to wait. If the player does not make the NBA after being drafted, then send him to the developmental leagues.



  19. Brandon Turner
    11:53 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    The draft age requirement is gonna be raised and is gonna make the incoming freshman to play at least 2 years



  20. J.R. Smith
    11:57 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If it stays at one, that when it gets dicey? Really? Being the highest paid college basketball coach in the history of the NCAA isn’t enough? He has the absolute BEST life anyone could have as the head coach of the UK Wildcats…he’s practically given to him anything he wants. What else can be accomplished? If he wants to go back to the pros, he should know he is no better at coaching a bunch of prima-donna’s that Pitino was. His best gifting is with college basketball.



    • E Strott
      7:40 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Cal isn’t the highest paid basketball coach in the history of the NCAA. He’s not even the highest paid coach currently. He’s third behind K and Pitino.



  21. See Blue
    11:57 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    One and done is hurting both college and NBA basketball. Most of these kids who leave early aren’t ready and could use another year to hone their skills and mentally mature. The main reason they jump is because the way NBA contracts are structured. A player has to wait a certain amount of time before they can sign a “max deal”. This means that the faster they get to the NBA (whether it’s in the D-League or not) and the sooner they get under contract, the sooner they become eligible for a big contract. This doesn’t only push them, but it also pushes the agents, retailers, shoe companies..pretty much anybody who stands to make a dollar off these kids. Maybe reward the kids by cutting a year off their “wait” if they stay in college to get better. Whatever happens, something will have to be worked out there before the NBPA will ever agree to any changes in the current rule. I believe a change would be the best move for all involved and would definitely make for better basketball all the way around.

    As for Coach Cal staying…I wish he would retire at UK, but you can’t expect a person to keep up the pace that Cal has for the past 5 seasons. That would be like a person building a brick house. As soon as you are finished, it gets torn down, and you’re told to build the same house from logs. You get that one finished, it gets torn apart, and you’re told to build the house again but this time out of blocks. Sooner or later you’re going to get tired of building the same house over and over again.



  22. icon
    12:04 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Several other coaches keep up the same pace that cal does.



    • sammydog
      12:11 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      No they don’t. No coach rebuilds a new team every year that is expected to perform at the highest level.



    • See Blue
      12:19 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Are you serious? Do you even watch college basketball? There is no team in the country that turns over players like Cal does at UK. Other coaches are starting to follow his lead now, but he’s been doing it for years now. He’s had a totally different team each year he’s been at UK. The 2012 team was the only one that had a couple starters from the previous year that returned (Jones and Lamb). All the other seasons, the starting 5 have been totally different and made up of mostly Freshmen. Nobody can do that and not work themselves into an early grave.



  23. REALLY
    12:22 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    LIES LIES LIES. this is just his escape reason if he ever does leave. if he really loves it at UK he will stay. He just had 7 McDonald All Americans on one team and didnt even have the lead in the championship game. YES, it was nice to make it to the championship game, but look at all he had on that one team. HE BETTER make it to the championship game with that team.
    I just dont believe anything these coaches ever say. MONEY TALKS. It is a business for them.



  24. William Beldery
    12:23 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I wish the NBA would require 4 years of college before a player could be drafted.

    It used to be fun in eastern KY, to sit around the country store fire and talk UK basketball all year long and know who was going to be on the team next season.



    • BIll James
      1:01 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Some people wish that it was required that you eat only approved healthy foods, never run your heat over 65 or your AC under 75, and only drive your approved car a maximum of 20 miles per day.

      Sounds stupid right?

      Ruining a young man’s dream so that you can see your college team succeed doesn’t seem very nice to me.



  25. David F. Deaton
    12:30 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If Cal is staying, I might become a Hoosier!



    • Woo's Gummy Snacks
      12:55 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      look at this weak a*s prankster…so serious about his trolling that he even uses a recognizable last name to make people think he’s not only a fan but a fan who donates. go hate your life somewhere else broseph lol



    • Sherry
      1:12 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      If that is the way you feel you already are a Hoosier !!!!!



    • Sara K.
      1:48 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Well, please don’t let the door hit you on the way out. BBN has NO place for you!

      Or you either…@ Meagan… if the choice is between Filet Mignon and meatloaf, that’s not really a choice is it?

      Succeed and proceed has been around since they applied the 1 year rule. Everybody is jumping on Cal like he started this or like he’s the only one recruiting these types of players. Do you know how many “one and done” players there were in the draft just last year? 8 in the top 40 picks. Obviously other coaches are going after these players too.

      Since you like numbers, we had 8 freshman this season and two seniors.

      Uconn had 4 seniors and three freshman.

      Umm, yeah it looks to me like he’s starting over every year so, it makes sense he would want the opportunity to keep these 8 spectacular FRESHMAN. Did you forget that they made it to the National Championship game as FRESHMAN?



  26. Megan
    12:40 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Sounds like an admission by Cal that one-and-done is taking too much out of him. He has an option: he can also recruit players who might stay around a while. It’s his choice. But he’s acting like it’s not.

    To be clear, his teams average only 2 or 3 one-and-dones. It’s not like he starts over with all new players every year. Most of the roster returns.



    • Chaz
      1:40 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Of course it’s taking too much out of him. The success of practically every team stems from the point guard. Cal’s had Wall (and Bledsoe), Knight, Teague, Harrow and Harrison – five years, five main point guards, all with different talents. We’ve been fortunate to have had Polson for four years as back-up and Hawkins has contributed defensively this season.

      I don’t know how the man keeps his sanity or how long he can keep it up, but he loves the program and loves teaching this kids how to get to the next level. Glad he’s here, it’s been a fun five years.

      Go Cats!



  27. Woo's Gummy Snacks
    12:54 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I truly dont doubt it I doubt many people realize it but even though we have the best coach in the land, his job of starting over is year is mad hard…it’s like he’s treading water with lead ankle weights if we go to 2 years itll be like giving him swimmies….itll be so much easier on him energetically and stresswise and I truly believe him. his job will be half as hard and we’ll be twice as good why not stay



  28. Ky_Tom
    1:09 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    2 years, blah blah blah…As a UK fan I have heard it before…..All the what if’s….If the truth and coaches were held to higher standard of keeping their word…Pitino would not have left…..Its all about the money, and that’s it….Once someone offers a job and suitcase full of thousand dollar bills…Coaches forget all about the promises they made to the kids on the team, and the kids coming the next year…….Any UK fan with half brain, knows money talks, and the NBA team have money to waste..Also everyone knows Coach Cal tried the NBA and failed, and that it has to stick in his crawl,,That failure is his only one, and you can bet he wants to erase it off his list of things to fix before he dies…So with all that in mind, even if the NCAA and NBA agree to a new two year rule..I can’t see coach Cal staying another 5 years, hell I’m betting he’s gone with in the next two years…He’s not getting any younger, and that itch to redo his biggest failure in life has to be haunting him. Then throw in his friendship with some of the NBA players, like Labron James..If the chance comes for the two of them to hook up, on the right team, Cal is long gone and the UK fan base should wake up to that fact…………….



    • UKBlue1!
      3:16 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Troll



    • bluegrazzcat
      4:56 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      So using your logic, Ky Tom, Pitino will be headed for the NBA soon too because he was such a failure in the NBA as well. It must keep him up at night haunting him more than Karen Sypher.

      Get real…..the highest paid coach in the NBA makes 7 million a year, not to far from what Cal already makes at UK. Add in the fact that in the NBA you coach 82 games(not counting the playoffs which could be another 20 games) and a season consists of about 8 months instead of 5, that means Cal would have to get a contract of around 10 million a year to equal what he’s already getting paid to coach 40 games….it’s not happening.

      In fact, Cal probably likes his name being thrown around with NBA teams like the Lakers and Knicks. Why? Because it brings in recruits! The only bad press is no press at all………



    • Gene T.
      4:36 am April 16, 2014 Permalink

      Troll, Cal is happy at UK. He just wants to be able to Coach kids more than 1 year. That is about to change. Cal will retire at UK. Your ul pitino learned that the hard way and Cal has also



  29. Brian
    2:03 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    CHANGE IT TO 2 NOW! It would benefit the NBA, NCAA and, most importantly, the kids themselves by perfecting their skill level upon entry into the league therefore increasing talent, competitiveness, revenues, ratings, etc. of teams and players. CHANGE IT TO 2 NOW!



  30. Sara K.
    2:08 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If you really are True Blue, then you would be happy for him. Once a Wildcat always a Wildcat I say. Everyone has to follow their dreams, regardless of what your program’s FANS want. Who are you to disapprove of a coach wanting to make more money or improve what you think is a failure? Are you also mad at all the players that have left early for the NBA? True UK fans support their Wildcats in EVERY phase of their basketball careers. To prove this, UK allows its former players to come back and earn their degrees at any time. Stupid comments like this make me as mad as the sweater vests who sit on their hands at Rupp the entire game. Geesh…

    Oh, and I still to this day love and respect Rick Pitino as a coach. He, like Cal, made UK great again and he will always have a place at UK.

    There is no room for hate when your heart is filled with love.

    GO BIG BLUE!



  31. Ap
    3:00 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    The NBA needs to raise it to 2 years removed for the first round only. Remove the age restriction for the 2nd round. If a player doesn’t want to go to college, or wants to leave after 1 year, let him. He can be drafted in the 2nd round, make minimum salary, and prove himself for the better contract. This will keep those good enough to be a first round pick in college another year, making for better college. NBA would be getting better players. Also makes the second round more interesting, if a team wants to burn a pick on the next possible Lebron, let them. Could make for some interesting draft pick trades as well, trade number 1 overall for the number 1 2nd round pick loll



  32. ky Blue
    3:02 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If the NBA have half an idea, they’d go to the baseball rule, 0 or 3, and the ncaa would let players get drafted (without agents) and the player make the choise just like baseball. It’s a great system.



  33. Carter ThaIntern Linton
    3:06 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If y’all don’t mind me asking, why are we blaming the NBA and not the players for making the decision to leave?



    • Ap
      3:40 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Can you blame a kid for choosing millions over a piece of paper that “could” you get a job making a lot less money?



    • Ap
      3:41 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

      ** “could” get you a job **



  34. Donna GIlliam
    3:58 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    make it 2 year we need it



  35. Donna GIlliam
    4:02 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    what a ball team we will have if it 2 year before the NBA Love my CATS BBN



  36. bluegrazzcat
    4:12 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    so Rex’s tweet was correct…If the rule doesn’t change it’s a #donedeal…Cal is going to the Lakers.



  37. Tony Riley
    5:15 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I say 3 and out, I think you should have to be 21 years of age to enter the NBA! So let’s get rid of the one and done rule change it to 3 or at least 2! #BBN #Wildcats4life #UofL blows!



  38. Tony Riley
    5:16 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    And Coach Cal should stay at #UK the rest of his career!



  39. cats42301
    6:06 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    All this does is leave coach Cal an out. If the one and done rule stays the same he could simply change his recruiting strategy to not recruit all or nearly all one and done players, like most other coaches do. I love our coach, but this is coach Cal speak for if I leave don’t blame it on me it’ll be because of the nba, the players union and/or the one and done rule.



  40. jason
    6:42 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    so if the rule doesn’t get changed to 2 years there is a chance he could be gone this season to the nba



  41. Dennis Ray Mullins
    7:12 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Two years would make sense and a player can get an 2 year Associates Degree. The first class should be Money Managment for all who attend school. Be a great move by NCAA, not really sure why this hasn’t been done already! Now the time to act, but who am I to tell NCAA what to do! Sincerely, Dennis Ray Mullins Retired Dept of Defense



  42. Kathy Cornett
    8:47 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Please change the rule for all student athletes and all colleges. Let’s give kids a chance to get a two year degree. NBA…..THE NEED TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ALL CONCERNED. This is not a Coach Cal problem only.
    We love Bug Blue! We love our players. We love our coach. Stay with BBN!



  43. L4
    9:43 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I heard Cal say this on KSR today. It was incredible to hear those words. …and then to hear him say that he thought the nba 2-year rule would happen. The nba can’t change that rule fast enough for me or the rest of the BBN faithful.



  44. mike
    10:15 pm April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Has anyone considered graduation rate requirements?



  45. liz Keatts
    2:46 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Stay Coach stay, We love you. On that thought let the boys stay one year longer, we love them as well.
    Go Big Blue



  46. Jerry Crowe sr.
    3:50 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If they agree to go a college to get educated and decide to leave before graduation then they should be required to repay the university for the tuition they got to forego for playing in they chosen sport



  47. Robert A.Knuckles
    10:04 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I wish they would stay 4years like it use to be !!! Coach Cal an the Cats would have already surpassed UCLA’s Reign.Could you Imagine John Wall & crew till this group 4years of the most awesome talent on the planet earth.Which is why even Barnum & Bailey Circus would have to step aside & say “THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WILDCATS THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (9) !!!!!!!!!