Yesterday, John Calipari was snubbed by the US Basketball Writers Association, who voted Virginia’s Tony Bennett their Coach of the Year despite the fact that Kentucky is 36-0 and still in the tournament, whereas the Cavaliers went 30-4 and lost in the second round. The snub was widely panned by everyone who didn’t vote for the award, and this afternoon, even Rick Pitino said Calipari has his vote.
“Who would I vote for? I think John Calipari has done a brilliant job. I’d put him at the top. I think I’d give it to John,” Pitino said at his press conference today. “I think that when you’re undefeated and nobody’s beaten you, it’s clear cut who’s Coach of the Year right now.”
Finally, something we can agree on.