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Wake up! We’ve got a John Calipari press conference today

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When I was looking ahead to this week, I didn’t anticipate a John Calipari press conference, but here we are. At 2 p.m. today, Cal will address media members at the Joe Craft Center in what UK says will give him a chance to a chance to address some “outstanding interview requests” and conduct that “season wrap-up media opportunity” we’ve supposedly been waiting on.

For most coaches, that would be a totally valid excuse to have a press conference; however Cal is Cal, and he always has an agenda, one he’s already hammering home with his State of the Program series on CoachCal.com. Here are my guesses as to the real reason behind today’s presser:

  • He knows something about Marques Bolden
  • He knows something about Marcus Lee and Isaiah Briscoe
  • He wants to take some more jabs at Duke
  • He wants to give us all an update on his workout plan
  • He is bored

The most likely guess? He watched SportsCenter yesterday and didn’t see UK Basketball on the left sidebar and he wants to get the program back in the news. Regardless, we’ll be watching. Tune in via our live stream at 2 p.m. and afterwards for a recap.

I have a feeling we’ll see a lot of this:

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The NBA Draft Combine begins

Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis, Skal Labissiere, and Marcus Lee are all in Chicago today for the start of the NBA Draft Combine. Sixty-three players will be measured, go through various drills, interview with teams, and participate in five-on-five scrimmages. Most of the activities are optional, so it will be interesting to see which Cats do what. For instance, Murray could showcase his shooting skills during drills in hopes of cracking into the top three while Skal may opt out of five-on-five scrimmaging and continue to rely on upside and potential.

TV coverage starts tomorrow. Here’s the schedule:

Date Channel Time (ET)
Thursday, May 12 ESPN2 3 – 7 p.m.
Friday, May 13 ESPN2 3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 NBATV 1 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 NBATV 9 p.m. – midnight

Of course, I’ll be here to pass along news and highlights throughout the day.

If you missed it earlier, Stoops may have found an assistant coach

Jen Smith of the Herald Leader is reporting that Florida International defensive coordinator Matt House is on campus this morning for his second interview with Mark Stoops. House has been at FIU for one season, before which he served as the defensive coordinator at Pitt. If hired, he’ll take over the spot on the staff left vacant by Andy Buh, who coached the outside linebackers and special teams before leaving to take the defensive coordinator position with Maryland.

Nick Roush had the nerve to ask me this yesterday

Needless to say, Roush’s homework is “Friday Night Lights” binge sessions from now to September.

My dad was part of those “only in Kentucky” stories yesterday

Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from my sister to tell me my father was in a car wreck. Don’t worry, he’s okay, but the story behind that wreck is priceless. My dad was driving down 127 near Lawrenceburg/Salvisa when a car rear-ended him and spun into the median. My dad and the two passengers in his car were fine, but when he got out to inspect the damage to his car, he noticed the other car, whose driver had gotten out and was only wearing a pair of pink women’s underwear. Apparently the guy was driving on a suspended license (DUI) and, although my dad wasn’t for sure, I’m thinking he had to be high as a kite.

What a story.

KSR in an hour

Plenty to talk about today, so get in some work while you can. I’ll leave you with Charles Barkley asking Dwight Howard why people don’t like him:

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1 Comment for Wake up! We’ve got a John Calipari press conference today



  1. kyle heavy
    11:25 am May 11, 2016 Permalink

    If I was a big man as talented as Dwight Howard I would hate playing with James Harden. Harden is the biggest ballhog to ever play the game. He literally dribbles the air out of the ball every possession and then most likely shoots it himself. Then, he chooses to play absolutely zero defense on the other end of the court. In a way, I feel bad for Dwight because his career has been so heavily scrutinized. I know he has brought some of it on himself, and also taking media criticism is part of the responsibility of being a superstar and getting paid multi-millions. Having said that, I hope he lands on a legit team-oriented offense and rebounds for the back 9 of his career.