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 CoachCal.com.