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JOHN CALIPARI comes on Kentucky Sports Radio (Wednesday Show Thread)


Good morning, friends. Did you enjoy the game last night? Me too. It’s time to shift back to Kentucky basketball mode and what better way than listening to your head coach, John Calipari? Cal will be on today’s show to talk about his new team, the seven players in next week’s draft, and who knows what else.


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Here’s an updated list of tour stops. We’re still finalizing a few, so be sure to check back as the week goes on.

June 22: Prestonsburg — StoneCrest Golf Course
June 23: Paintsville — Browns Auto Group of Paintsville
June 24: Columbia — Anderson’s Pizza
June 25-26: New York City

June 29: Shelbyville
June 30: Leitchfield — Future Designs
July 1: Madisonville — Hudson Toyota
July 2: Morgantown — Final Finish
July 3: Hopkinsville — Holiday Inn

July 6: Morganfield — Southern States
July 7: Grayson — Simply The Best Bar & Grill
July 8: Pikeville — Pig-In-A-Poke Restaurant
July 9: Williamson — Appalachian Wireless at South Side Mall
July 10: KY Speedway

July 13: Cynthiana — Cynthiana County Club
July 14: Whitley City — McCreary County Public Library
July 15: London — Sleep Outfitters
July 16-17: Peach Jam

July 20: Whitesburg — Pine Mountain Grill
July 21: Manchester — Clay County Middle School
July 22: Somerset — Sleep Outfitters
July 23: Harlan — Core Fitness
July 24: Fort Wright — Dickmann’s Sports Bar

July 27: Campbellsville — Mr. Gatti’s
July 28: Owensboro — Don Moore GM Center
July 29: Benton — Kennedy’s Fan Shop
July 30: Paducah — Buffalo Wild Wings
July 31: Fancy Farm

August 3: Bowling Green
August 4: McKee
August 5: Glasgow — Papa John’s
August 6: Jamestown — Jamestown Marina.
August 7: Monticello — Conley Bottoms.

August 10: Frankfort — Governor’s Mansion
August 11: Maysville — Laurel Oaks Golf Course
August 12: Danville
August 13: Lexington — Allsports at Fayette Mall
August 14: Louisville

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26 Comments for JOHN CALIPARI comes on Kentucky Sports Radio (Wednesday Show Thread)

  1. UK_JB
    9:45 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Great job last night Marlana VanHoose! Making KY look good for sure.

  2. J-Dub421
    9:54 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    I am ridiculously excited that Coach Cal will be on today. I may have a UK addiction….

  3. J-Dub421
    10:16 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Igoudala getting MVP was infuriating, it should have been Lebron.

    • cracka
      10:47 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      not sure if I agree with a losing player getting the MVP, but I’ll give you some stats for your argument … in the Finals with Lebron on the bench:

      0-9 JR Smith
      0-2 Shumpert
      0-7 Delly
      0-3 Jones
      0-21 Total FGA

    • BigBlueBoom
      11:13 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      So if no one else on the team can score, cracka, wouldn’t that make the 1 person who can the Most Valuable Player? I mean clearly he was the most valuable player on his team, and since the other team had more talent spread out, I’d venture to say Bron was the Most Valuable Player overall.

    • BigBlueBoom
      11:14 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      or maybe I’m just siding with your points for the stats for Js argument lol

    • J-Dub421
      11:18 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      It was Lebron and a bunch of roll players on the Cavs once Love and Irving went down. Curry is a great player, but he had help. Lebron was on his own for most of the finals.

      Lebron’s stats for the finals: 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game
      Igoudala’s stats for the finals: 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists

    • cracka
      11:31 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      well, 2 things … 1 – i think the guy with the best season should win the regular season mvp and the guy most responsible for the finals series win should win the finals mvp (just my opinion) and 2 – take a couple of all-stars off a team and everybody’s #s will increase (min, attempts, reb, ast, etc) … everybody on Cleveland’s team had a stat boost in the finals compared to the regular season, but not necessarily because they stepped up their game

    • J-Dub421
      11:52 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      If you take two all stars off any team, that team won’t be as good overall. If you take away Klay Thompson and Igoudala or Green, then the warriors lose that series.

      Lebron carried his team and is the reason they won two games in the series.

      Igoudala isn’t even the best player on his team, much less the best player during the finals. I’m not saying he’s a bad player or anything, just that there is no way he should have been voted MVP.

    • Mc
      12:38 pm June 17, 2015 Permalink

      I think LeBron is great, but don’t think he deserves the MVP for 2 wins. He had Love and Irving most of the season. He had them both for essentially all of round 1. He had Irving in round 2 against the Bulls. He had neither (Irving some but injured) against a Hawks team that was hot in the middle of the season but finished I believe something like 20-20 and who missed Korver for a couple of games and Horford.

      People act like LeBron was a one man machine taking them to the finals. He was more of a one man machine in the finals and that’s it, and they were 2-4. To me, I’m impressed by the 2 wins in the Finals, but he had help getting there.

      Iggy held him to 35% shooting. If you watch, a lot of LeBron’s rebounds were uncontested and against a line-up where LeBron is the tallest player. Many of the rebounds, his teammates defer to him since he’s bringing the ball up anway. So I think the stats are inflated. Even his assist totals. If you dominate the ball for 20 seconds of the shot clock you’re going to dominate the assist stats.

      He shot 39% from the field, 31% from 3, 68% from the line and averaged 3.5 turnovers a game. I also think he took a lot of plays off on defense to conserve energy, but you won’t see that in the stats.

      To me, and it’s just my opinion, when Iggy switched into a more key role guarding James, the series shifted and he became the most valuable player for his defense, which won’t show up in the stat sheet.

  4. Dellevadova
    10:19 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Just curious while listening to the show but have the Interns that you selected been contacted?

  5. realme
    10:28 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Not cool even making us look at that shirt on the website.

  6. J-Dub421
    10:33 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Notre Dame fans are like IU fans, only with football instead of basketball. They used to be really good and think they still are, but have been irrelevant for 30+ years.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:50 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      Unless imaginary girlfriends are your thing…

  7. RealCatsFan
    10:49 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Cal knocks it out of the park with that interview.

  8. Mike
    10:57 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    I understand it’s fun to make fun of Ryan, but Matt makes as many or more mistakes every show.

  9. I would probably have an NBA team to root for if the Royals had stayed in Cincy instead of moving to KC then Sacramento. If the Kings moved to Louisville and became the Kentucky Colonels that would be cool!

  10. RealCatsFan
    11:26 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    It has always been my dream to have an NBA team in Kentucky that is made up mostly of ex UK players. Imagine what kind of team you would have a few years down the road with the likes of Davis, Cousins, Wall, Bledsoe, Knight, et. al. Of course, with the contracts these guys are pulling down now, it probably wouldn’t be feasible. We would probably have to have a token Louisville player or two to act as role players and keep us under the salary cap. 😉

    • J-Dub421
      11:30 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

      It’s fun to fantasize about, but no team could afford all those guys with the salary cap.

  11. Name on Back of Jersey
    11:41 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Sounds like Cal doesn’t plan on rolling the ball out there this year. Should be interesting.

    • Matt Jones
      9:44 pm June 17, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks for tuning in!!

  12. ukblue22
    11:50 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    He had companies he directs declare Chapter 13. Once he had them re-organized they emerged stronger and paid off the debt that put them there.

  13. ukblue22
    11:54 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    Bath Salts is a term for synthetic marijuana. Extremely dangerous, sometimes resulting in irreversible brain damage.

  14. Bob Ed Thom
    11:55 am June 17, 2015 Permalink

    NEVER FEAR Brown’s Auto is about a mile away from the Arby’s, so I think you will be able to find it.
    JENNY WILEY STATE PARK is really pretty, with a nice lake. It has been years since I have seen any of their places to stay, but it is a nice state park.

  15. RandyB
    12:20 pm June 17, 2015 Permalink

    “There you go again.” as Reagan used to say. Donald Trump’s speech was not an “insane rant.”
    He spoke the truth about the state of our Union, and can because he is a billionaire.
    The reference to his net worth is to point out that he cannot be bought, and will not be accepting
    bribes from lobbyists, Wall Street or money from the Federal Government.
    Hillary is the one with the insane rants, along with admitted socialist Bernie Sanders.
    The only thing insane about Trump is that he said Oprah, who went to the same church as Obama, would be his perfect running mate.

    • KevinM
      3:04 pm June 17, 2015 Permalink

      The Oprah comment was made in jest, but many people will take it as serious as saying Hillary is good for the country. None of that is logic.

      Trump is as good a businessman in this race, and he can prove himself to Iowa, CA and Texas that he’s the guy who ‘ignites’ this economy, not just keep it growing at a 2% clip. No other candidate will be brash enough to say anything that hurts their chances before it even begins.