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Candidates split on whether they’d hire Pitino or Calipari

The KSR GOP Gubernatorial Debate rolls on, and we may have just heard the toughest question. Matt asked all four candidates which coach they’d hire: Rick Pitino or John Calipari. Their responses? Split down the middle, two for Rick and two for Cal.

Both Hal Heiner and Matt Bevin said they’d hire Rick Pitino. “Pitino is the better coach with players, Calipari is the better recruiter,” Bevin said.

James Comer and Will T. Scott said they’d hire John Calipari. Comer is wearing a UK tie today, but Matt wasn’t going to be fooled, and quipped “But aren’t you a longtime Cards fan?” after his answer.

The debate continues on Talk1080.com.

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3 Comments for Candidates split on whether they’d hire Pitino or Calipari



  1. nybrasky
    11:21 am May 6, 2015 Permalink

    1) Recruiting is part of coaching.
    2) When Pitino has gotten top guys at UofL, he hampers them more than develops them. See Samardo Samuels, Derrick Caracter, et al.
    3) Pitino didn’t guard the inbound passer.



    • J-Dub421
      12:04 pm May 6, 2015 Permalink

      You forgot number 4:
      4) If Pitino is the “better coach” then why does Calipari OWN him? #L1C7



  2. Cayts
    3:54 pm May 6, 2015 Permalink

    Wearing a UK tie to a Kentucky gubernatorial debate when you are a U of L fan — the definition of pandering.