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More from Rothstein’s UK visit: A Q&A with John Calipari


We’re going to have to put Jon Rothstein on the payroll if he continues to churn out exclusive content at the rate he has over the past 24 hours. This morning, Rothstein followed up his KSR interview with a Q&A session with John Calipari for It is very wordy, so I’ll share with you an excerpt before sending you on your way to take it all in yourself.

Here, check out this little bit about whether or not the returning players impacting his decision to turn down the NBA:

It had to do with me getting them more prepared. So now you have four kids who said they need us and me to prepare them for the rest of their lives. If I came back after that and left, it’s a tough move. That was solely the reason. Now people are saying that I’ll never leave here. You know what, maybe I won’t. Maybe I’ll be in this position every year. I’ll be happy as hell if that happens, because that means my team comes back. And then when you have guys say that I’m going to leave, my thing is, ‘If you were offered X amount of dollars, would you leave?’ And I stayed.

Cal also talks in length about the title game; the rivalry with Louisville; expectations for the Harrison twins; this year’s depth across the board; and the hardest part about coaching at Kentucky. Check it out.

John Calipari Q&A: Not about UK program; ‘It’s about the player’

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for More from Rothstein’s UK visit: A Q&A with John Calipari

  1. Rambo
    1:01 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink


  2. jcatron
    1:09 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink


    • SoCalCat
      2:35 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

      Couldn’t agree more. You almost have to ignore what he says and look on the sidelines of each game to see if he is still coaching at UK 🙂

  3. Dee
    1:18 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

    ….”They did exactly what we did. Not really, but almost”. ZING!!!!

    • CALisKING
      2:51 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

      I saw that too and laughed out loud. Love that!!

  4. retiredbballplayer
    2:43 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

    In this picture, Cal reminds me of Robert Di Nero as he gets older in the movie “Good Fellas”.

  5. To the Commish
    3:25 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

    Dear Adam Silver,

    Hurry up on the 20 and up draft policy. Seriously. We don’t need this stress in our lives forever.


    • The Truth
      3:35 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

      Cal will be long gone before that changes.

  6. bigbluetruth
    10:36 pm July 29, 2014 Permalink

    Keep wishing TRUTH, Cal will retire in Lexington and schools like IU, LOSERVILLE, UNC, PUKE, KANSAS and UCLA will keep falling farther behind.