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Louie Dampier and Calipari will speak last tonight


Here’s something that won’t surprise you: Louie Dampier and John Calipari will give their speeches last tonight during the Hall of Fame Enshrinement. Our pal and your favorite Jerry Tipton tweeted out the order of speakers, and because the HOF people are wise, they put the two Wildcats last:

  • Dikembe Mutombo, presented by David Stern (’14) & John Thompson (’99)
  • John Isaacs, presented by Nate Archibald (‘91)
  • Spencer Haywood, presented by Charles Barkley (‘06), Bill Walton (’93) & Lenny Wilkens (’89, ’98, ‘00)
  • Dick Bavetta, presented by Charles Barkley (‘06), Bob Lanier (‘92) & Don Nelson (’12)
  • George Raveling, presented by Phil Knight (‘12), John Thompson (’99) & Lenny Wilkens (’89, ’98, ‘00)
  • Jo Jo White, presented by Dave Cowens (‘91)
  • Lisa Leslie, presented by Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (’10), Teresa Edwards (‘11), Katrina McClain (’12), Dawn Staley (’13), Tara VanDerveer (’11), Lynette Woodard (’04) & James Worthy (’03)
  • Lindsay Gaze, presented by Larry Brown (‘02), Hank Nichols (‘12) & Lute Olson (‘02)
  • Tom Heinsohn, presented by Tom “Satch” Sanders (‘11)
  • Louis Dampier, presented by Dan Issel (‘93)
  • John Calipari, presented by Larry Brown (’02) & Pat Riley (‘08)

The event, which will be televised on NBATV, starts at 7:30 pm ET. That means Dampier and Calipari will go on LATE, probably close to 11 p.m. Get your Diet Cokes ready! Or, just catch up on it all in the morning. We’ll have pictures and videos from the event on the site throughout the night.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Louie Dampier and Calipari will speak last tonight

  1. UKfaninLou
    2:12 pm September 11, 2015 Permalink

    There’s even a Red Carpet special @ 6:30, in case y’all want to check out what John Wall is wearing! Lol

  2. Multiple presenters?
    2:15 pm September 11, 2015 Permalink

    I can understand MAYBE two, but seven. Is that not the definition of overkill?

  3. KySportsFan
    2:43 pm September 11, 2015 Permalink

    Being kids of a coach, can’t be easy, no matter what age, controversy may appear. My heart broke yesterday, after the cancellation announcement from Memphis, when apparently some of the mean tweets had been from friends one of his daughter had in high school. Hard to believe all of the good his foundation has continued to do in Memphis, even after his departure, no one stopped and spoke up. I be one of the first to admit, that NO, I do not care for Rick Pitino, however if UK has a 20th yr celebration for the 1996 NCAA Championship team – Rick Pitino rightly so, HAS TO BE INCLUDED. Love the response form tweets last night about this…Perfect Solution – Announcement NOT to mention Louisville BUT……Welcome the Coach Rick Pitino who took your 1996 Wildcat team to National Championship! What could be a better classy move by BBN