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Writer Says Coach K Adapts to Time, Takes Shot at Rupp

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Scrolling around the Internet today I came across something so unbelievably stupid I had to share it with the rest of you. A writer – I’m not even going to double check to make sure I spell his name correct – here had a post about Mike Krzuhefuhwuhucsduhef (spelling accurate per Drew Franklin) learning to adapt with his age and being a great coach. All fair points. K has ’embraced’ the one-and-done more each year and you can’t question how successful he has been.

So what’s the dumb part? Taking numerous shots at Adolph Rupp for not adapting, which is just incredibly false – but more on that later. First off the writer fails math miserably – wonder if he took classes at UNC – by saying K winning his fifth title is closer to Wooden’s 10 titles than he his Rupp’s four. Apparently six is closer than one, could have fooled me since I was a journalism major.

After that he says “The reason is simple: Wooden and Krzyzewski adjusted to the times; Rupp didn’t.” Oh, right. Must have forgot the part where Rupp was one of the first coaches to run a 1-3-1 trapping zone. Oh, or the fact he liked to play uptempo, something that wasn’t common back when he coached. I guess facts are silly here, because you guessed it.

Rupp didn’t adjust to the times by only recruiting white guys. Nope, seriously, this is the quote; “Rupp, however, resisted the 1960s integration progress of the Civil Rights movement.” I guess being one of the first coaches in the southeast to sign an African-American resisted the integration progress.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

4 Comments for Writer Says Coach K Adapts to Time, Takes Shot at Rupp



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    5:31 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    Well, you knew it was going to happen eventually – K was gonna get some media time and bash back at Calipari. The only problem here is that his schtick is about 50 years irrelevant. He’s seem to be trying to bring up the racial element in Kentucky. That’s pretty despicable of Coach K. The more I learn about this guy, the less I like him.



  2. Neal Orac
    6:25 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    It’s telling when Duke writers can get enough hits without involving UK.



  3. sincitycat
    7:01 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    Forgotten in labeling Coach Rupp a racist are the circumstances surrounding the Texas Western game. We beat Duke in the semi-final game and they were also all white. In retrospect, I wish we had lost that game.



  4. Catlogic15
    8:17 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    Why do these people continue to get away with this; year after year after year.