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It’s official: John Calipari elected into the Hall of Fame

We heard this would happen yesterday, but today, it’s finally official: John Calipari has been elected into the Naismith Hall of Fame. The announcement was made minutes ago in Indianapolis, and Calipari was there to accept the honor:

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Cal is one of six active coaches in the game to receive the honor, along with Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino, Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim and Larry Brown.

Louie Dampier was also elected into the Hall of Fame:

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Both Cal and Dampier will be inducted on Friday, September 11. Congrats, guys.

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8 Comments for It’s official: John Calipari elected into the Hall of Fame



  1. UKFaninNY
    11:47 am April 6, 2015 Permalink

    Pretty funny that this is occurring now, when pretty much everyone agrees he was outcoached by a guy who didn’t make the HOF…

    In fact, Mark Titus, who is very fair and certainly not a “hater” blames Calipari in large part for the loss over at Grantland.com (Hubris!)



    • J-Dub421
      1:39 pm April 6, 2015 Permalink

      How long has Bo Ryan been a coach? How many titles does he have? Last year was Bo Ryan’s first ever Final 4. He has to win something before he gets into the Hall.



  2. PatrickSparksDoubleChin
    11:56 am April 6, 2015 Permalink

    That X’s and O’s clinic he displayed on Saturday likely put him over the top. That 1-4 offense with Harrison crashing into a defender play (he ran 4 times in a row) was epic.



    • theSkinny81
      12:29 pm April 6, 2015 Permalink

      LOL. Awwwww…. This poor guy has waited over a year for this moment.

      38-1, Final Four 4 of 5 years. 7-1 vs UofLoL’s Hall O’ Fame adulterer……

      And he’s talking smack about a coach who just got voted into the Hall of Fame.



    • Al B. Frank
      1:17 pm April 6, 2015 Permalink

      I assume the Hall of Fame voters don’t base their votes on the performance of any team in one game. Pretty sure Cal did a decent job coaching during that 38 consecutive game win streak, you know the one, the longest in Men’s NCAA Basketball history. But feel free to get your comments out. Never know when you’ll get a chance to use them again. Get them out now, or you’ll have to save them up for the next opportunity to talk trash, Troll.



    • J-Dub421
      1:43 pm April 6, 2015 Permalink

      There have been 3 38 win seasons in the history of men’s college basketball, all 3 belong to Calipari. PSDC you really have no life at all do you, poor little U of L troll? Now go crawl back under your bridge.



  3. BTownUKFan
    12:38 pm April 6, 2015 Permalink

    Congratulations to Coach Cal, even Coach K. has had to steal a page from Cal’s playbook. Duke will be starting 3 potential one and done freshmen tonight in his first final four in 5 years while Cal has been using that strategy to make 4 of the last final fours and win a title.
    GO CATS !!



  4. Ken Grizzle
    2:10 pm April 6, 2015 Permalink

    What a great day for The University of Kentucky Wildcats. Two Wildcats go into the Basketball Hall of Fame-former Wildcat Louie Dampier a beloved member of Rupp’s Runts who were up-set by The Texas Western Miners in the 1966 Championship Game and Coach John Calapari who’s Cats were up-set by The Wisconsin Badgers in this year’s Championship game.

    Thanks to the selection committee for their wise decisions regardless of what the idiot from NY who calls himself a Wildcat fan and PatrickSparksdoublegonads think.