For the first time this offseason, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has talked to the media about his 2018-19 basketball team.
And he’s a happy camper.
He started by talking about the Big Blue Caravan/Train Stop Sunday event as a whole and the planning behind it. Calipari said it was a spur-of-the-moment decision he had, and he’s glad it came to fruition. Most importantly, he said it gives him vibes from 2011-12 when his championship team did the same train tour.
As far as his team goes, Coach Cal said practice officially starts tomorrow, where he’s excited to put his guys to work. He pointed out this team’s quickness and ability to make shots as reasons to be excited.
When asked whether or not he will run the two-platoon system we saw back in 2014-15, Calipari said he doesn’t want to, but those deserving of minutes will absolutely get playing time.
“Everybody that deserves to play will play. I’ll figure it out… We all know I can play them all, I’ve done it before. Do I want to do that? No,” he said.
Check out all of his comments below:
We’ll have more from the Big Blue Caravan/Train Stop Sunday in a bit.