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The New Yorker profiles a day in the life of John Calipari

Mark Zerof | USA Today
Mark Zerof | USA Today

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of John Calipari is like? Well, so did The New Yorker, so they sent one of their writers, Yaron Weitzman, to follow him as he made the media rounds to promote his book in Manhattan following Kentucky’s win over Michigan State in the Champions Classic in November. Weitzman gives us some great behind-the-scenes moments with Cal, including the moment he found out point guard Quade Green was coming to Lexington:

Back on the road, Calipari called Tameka Johnson, the mother of Quade Green, a crafty point guard from Philadelphia. “I’m really excited to be coaching him,” he told her. He hung up and informed Lindsey that Green had committed to Kentucky. “And they say I have to buy players–why would I need to buy players when all mine go to the N.B.A.?”

Lots of other great stuff, including the one moment in Calipari’s life in which he admitted he was “scared shitless,” so go check it out.

The New Yorker: “A Whirlwind Day in the Life of John Calipari”

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2 Comments for The New Yorker profiles a day in the life of John Calipari



  1. ULGrad UKLover
    10:50 am January 16, 2017 Permalink

    5 Second rule, LOL



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:15 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

      Classic Calipari. The “starting on third base” analogy was interesting in light of some of the questions he was asked regarding certain prominent political figures.