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Calipari talks about why he goes to the NBA Draft


You may have noticed that John Calipari was one of the few college coaches in attendance at last Thursday’s NBA Draft. In fact, he was probably the only college coach at the draft. That’s become a familiar sight during his tenure at Kentucky, but tonight, Cal put out a post on his site explaining why he goes to the draft every year.

I’m at the draft because this is the culmination of a whole lot of work and a whole lot of dreaming. It’s almost like it’s graduation day.

Someone said, “You hop from table to table during the draft.” Well, how would you feel if you were one of the other three and I just sat with Karl or Willie and I never sat with you and your family?

There’s a lot more of that, along with a casual reference of Kyle Tucker’s article in the Courier-Journal listing all of his former players’ current NBA contracts, the combined value of which is close to a billion dollars. As Cal says, “that recruits players — not me showing up at the draft.”

Yes, it does:


Read the rest of Cal’s entry at

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5 Comments for Calipari talks about why he goes to the NBA Draft

  1. Dustin
    5:51 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    Those numbers are mind boggling

  2. Greg the Hammer Valentine
    7:06 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    I love Cal and hope he stays until he retires. But let’s face it. He also does it because he is an attention seeker. He loves to be in front of the camera and talked about. Some of it is for recruiting and some of it is for his huge ego.

    • Captain Obvious
      9:24 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

      Mmmm, no. It’s for recruiting. Get over yourself.

  3. Msmo
    9:52 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    Dear Coach. Don’t forget to add these men’s endorsement deals. Those are a result of this too. P.S. Don’t ever leave. Thanks

  4. Msmo
    9:55 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    Coach, how do you feel about gay abortion? Thanks, – Jerry Tipton