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Kevin Knox says he would save Coach Cal over other coaches in hypothetical life boat situation

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USA Today’s Jason Jordan has a fun video from the McDonald’s All-American Game in which he asks Kevin Knox and Mohamed Bamba hypothetical questions about the remaining schools and coaches they are considering.

In the first question, Kevin Knox says he would save John Calipari over the other coaches on his list if he were in a lifeboat and could only rescue one from the water (and in turn, death).

Make of that what you will, but this is a good look at their personalities and further proves all the good things people say about Bamba’s future as a politician.

The video auto plays so let’s put it after a jump…



[USA Today]

Article written by Drew Franklin

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34 Comments for Kevin Knox says he would save Coach Cal over other coaches in hypothetical life boat situation



  1. cat fan stan
    6:08 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    He’ll save Cal because he’s players first. He’ll get you prepared for the greatest stage of your college career…The NBA draft stage.



    • 4everblue
      6:18 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      If you were an elite athlete isn’t that what you’d want? Or maybe you’d rather go to a school that has fake classes you don’t have to attend and you’re allowed to sleep in class or maybe you prefer cheap hookers…



    • cat fan stan
      6:19 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      If I was playing college basketball I’d want to win a championship.



    • 4everblue
      6:23 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Depends on how you want to win. If winning without integrity is all that matters then you would belong at UNC or UofL. You don belong in the BBN!



    • cat fan stan
      6:26 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I never said anything about winning dirty. Cal says draft night is the greatest moment in UK history. He says we’re the Gold Standard. But that gold standard doesn’t apply to winning championships. Duke and UCONN have more since he’s been at the Gold Standard UK. I’m tired of his 8 player turnaround every single season. We won’t see another championship again until he’s no longer the head coach here.



    • 4everblue
      6:26 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I imagine every kid wants to win an NCAA championship but given the choice between staying another year or two and risking injury or becoming an overnight millionaire is an easy choice. I’m pretty sure as unscrupulous as you are you would take the money and run also….if you didn’t get caught up in a scandal before the draft.



    • 4everblue
      6:27 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan you need to take your silly ass to another site, BBN does not need whiners like you.



    • cat fan stan
      6:43 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t blame them for taking the money. You’re right I would too. But people give Jay Wright flack and say he’s a yearly underachiever. The same with Bill Self. But you all worship Cal and his NBA factory here. You don’t dare call him an underachiever even though he’s matched those other coaches national titles (1). I have every right to call him out just like you have the right to tell me to go to a different site. But this is getting old and repetitive. New crop of players come in. Play sloppy at the beginning of the year. Make a tweak or two. Look better in conference tournament. Play a few good tournament games. Lose a game. Season over. Mass Exodus. Rinse and repeat.



    • bluetide
      6:58 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      He’s made the Final Four 50% of his tenure here! How is that underachieving?? Once you get to the Final Four it’s a lotta luck anyway.



    • steeleheart
      6:49 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      It’s not ideal to have massive turnover on a roster anuually. My preference to 8 five star one and dones would be maybe 5 with three *lesser* recruits. Lesser being 4 stars cause I’m greedy. I think most of those would not be considered the one and done type. However, let’s not pretend the big dance is anything other than a crap shoot. 2015 should have taught us that. Single elimination tournaments do not necessarily crown the best team as the champion. Our last title prior to Cal was ’98, not exactly winning the whole shebang frequently. I’ll take Cal’s way. We legitimately have a shot most years and that’s about all you can ask for.



    • AmazzzingLarry
      6:55 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Easy there, 4everblue, before you start throwing shade at other programs. UNC and Louisville have both forever stained their programs, and both are getting off too easy. But I remember the darker days of our program. In addition to “Kentucky’s Shame” and the famous Fed-Ex envelope full of cash from 1989, UK was essentially given the death penalty for a point-shaving scandal involving beloved names like Groza, Spivey, Beard, and Barnstable 1951 and was forced to cancel an entire season as punishment.

      I love my Cats and trust that Cal is running a clean program, but don’t forget your past and don’t call the kettle black when you are the pot.



    • 4everblue
      6:56 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan it’s real simple….you don’t like it here at UK pick a program that lives up to your standards. UK obviously does not. We will not miss you.



    • 4everblue
      7:00 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Larry you’re right, we did things wrong in the past, the difference is we paid dearly for our transgressions if you’re memory is good enough. Tell me how the teams I mentioned have been penalized please.



    • cat fan stan
      7:02 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I didn’t call UK the Gold Standard. Calipari did. Are we really the Gold Standard when we’ve won 1 Championship since he’s been here? You answered in another thread that you’re happy being a UK fan. I never questioned that. I asked if you’re happy Duke and UCONN have more championships since Cal has been at UK? Just answer me that one question.



    • 4everblue
      7:03 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Also Larry let’s talk about who we are today since we can’t control the past…. and while we’re at it let’s talk about who UNC and UofL are today. However UNC has been doing it for over a decade and what???



    • cat fan stan
      7:03 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      And 4everblue. We paid so dearly that we kept the 3 championships we won during the years of our infractions. And we won another while we were on probation.



    • 4everblue
      7:12 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan you better get your facts straight on the championships before you come in here spouting inaccurate statements. You’d better go do some research, I won’t even dignify that last idiotic statement.



    • 4everblue
      7:18 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      But just to help you out….UK was on probation from 89′ to 92’….I believe we won in 96′ and 98′.



    • 4everblue
      7:21 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      We were given the death penalty 1952-1953….no tell me how that proves your point.



    • catsarerunnin
      8:02 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      The “only one championship” crowd never name a coach who would have done better. You want Huckleberry Hound with his 3 titles and cloud of suspicion? Of course if he were at UK under the same circumstances as UNC the banners would come down. The NCAA would make sure of that.



    • runningunnin.454
      8:12 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan wants to recruit less talented players that will be in school for 4 years…when he’s hired as head coach, he can do that…he will have a decent team every 4 yrs when they’re seniors…maybe. Meanwhile he will lose to Akron, Miami of Ohio, Gardner-Webb, and Western Kentucky.
      His team won’t win a conference with 3 teams in the Elite 8, they won’t finish 32-5, have a legitimate shot at the Final Four and the Championship.
      He will never win 38 games in a season, that being the most any team in history has won.
      It’s been done 3 times….UK…UK…and Memphis.
      I wonder if he can tell us who coached all 3 of those teams. Don’t help him now.



  2. Catcasey1
    6:10 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Come on down micky d



  3. 4everblue
    7:13 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Stan I am done trying to talk sense to a complete idiot. You have no idea what you’re talking about.



  4. WaterVerve14
    7:31 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Cal is great. All the hate for him still boggles my mind. He is an A+ recruiter, and A+ developer, A+ tournament coach, but yes, is only a B on-court coach. You can’t be perfect in everything. At the end of the day….do you want Fox/Davis/Wall etc. or Billy Gillespie’s trophy 8th grader?



    • 4everblue
      7:41 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Thank you WaterVerve!



    • 4everblue
      7:48 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Or we could go back to the Tubby years….he won one with Pitino’s players, then had many 4 year players but never made it out of the elite 8 after that.



    • KYcats11
      8:02 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      And I think he’s a pretty good in game coach as well. I think he knows what to do when listening to him on the radio and press conferences, he knows what to do in games. He just doesn’t always have the guys to do it. But I love cal, great coach, greater personality.



  5. playmorezeppelin
    7:46 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    1 title in 8 years is more than over 300 D-1 schools can claim. So what if UConn and Duke have one more title than we do since cal has been here. That’s two schools. Two. Anyone who says Cal needs to go is being terribly short-sighted.



    • 4everblue
      7:49 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Well said Zep!



    • WaterVerve14
      7:53 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      And to compare Cal to UCONN is not good either as it was two separate coaches as well between Calhoun and Ollie



  6. Ole D-white
    9:07 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    TOTAL WINS
    John Calipari: 249
    Bill Self: 247
    Mark Few: 239
    Coach K: 238
    Roy Williams: 221
    Rick Pitino: 216
    Jay Wright: 208
    Tom Izzo: 208

    CONFERENCE WINS
    Bill Self: 117
    Mark Few: 116
    John Calipari: 111
    Coach K: 103
    Jay Wright: 100
    Rick Pitino: 98
    Roy Williams: 97
    Tom Izzo: 96

    REGULAR SEASON CONFERENCE TITLES
    Bill Self: 8
    Mark Few: 7
    John Calipari: 5
    Roy Williams: 4
    Jay Wright: 4
    Rick Pitino: 2
    Tom Izzo: 2
    Coach K: 1

    CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TITLES
    Mark Few: 6
    John Calipari: 5
    Bill Self: 4
    Coach K: 3
    Rick Pitino: 3
    Tom Izzo: 3
    Jay Wright: 2
    Roy Williams: 1

    SWEET 16’S
    John Calipari: 6
    Bill Self: 5
    Coach K: 5
    Roy Williams: 5
    Tom Izzo: 5
    Rick Pitino: 4
    Mark Few: 3
    Jay Wright: 1

    ELITE 8’S
    John Calipari: 6
    Bill Self: 4
    Roy Williams: 4
    Coach K: 3
    Rick Pitino: 3
    Tom Izzo: 3
    Mark Few: 2
    Jay Wright: 1

    FINAL FOURS
    John Calipari: 4
    Coach K: 2
    Roy Williams: 2
    Rick Pitino: 2
    Tom Izzo: 2
    Bill Self: 1
    Mark Few: 1
    Jay Wright: 1

    NATIONAL TITLES
    Coach K: 2
    Calipari and 5 other guys: 1
    Everybody else: 0

    NBA 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICKS
    John Calipari: 21
    Coach K: 11
    Bill Self: 9
    Roy Williams: 6
    Tom Izzo: 3
    Mark Few: 2
    Rick Pitino: 2
    Jay Wright: 0

    Those are 9 statistical categories ranging from conference success to overall success to tournament success to NBA success to all of the major levels of the tournament. And in those 9 statistical categories, matched up with 8 of the best coaches in the country, John Calipari:

    1st place: 5 of 9
    2nd place: 3 of 9
    3rd place: 1 of 9



    • BGLawdog
      9:25 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      “And if you don’t know, well now you know”. Careful posting so many facts around here. The trollers’ heads may explode



    • catsarerunnin
      7:58 am April 5, 2017 Permalink

      Allow me for said “trollers'”….KABOOM!!!!



  7. Kevin C
    9:40 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Kind of a heavy question to ask a 17 y.o. isn’t it?