Jay Mohr of Small Soldiers fame welcomed John Calipari on to his Jay Mohr Sports show on Fox Sports Radio today and Cal had plenty to say in the 12-minute interview.
One of the more interesting things he said (that I don’t believe we’ve heard this offseason) is when he first met with Dakari Johnson after the season, Dakari told him he wasn’t interested in hearing anything from the NBA. But when Cal made those calls to discuss the other guys, at least three NBA GMs showed interest in Dakari. So Cal called him back in his office and said, ‘Hey, you gotta check this out with your mom because you’re another Kendrick Perkins.” Dakari gave it some thought and then decided to return for a sophomore season.
Cal also had a good quote about ignoring haters because we won’t be judged by people with agendas in the future. He said, “Our legacies will be left and judged by people without agendas because they really didn’t know us. And they’ll look at it in a logical way.” Point being, don’t worry about how you’re judged today, keep doing you and what you believe is right.
I think I caught a “servant leadership” mention or three in there, too. Have a listen below: