That Calipari and Calhoun would wind up in a bitter feud was inevitable

Calipari and Calhoun
Calipari and Calhoun

Once Calipari showed up at Massachusetts in the late 1980s, after Calhoun’s program had been established as a New England power. The coaches are as alike as they are different – both ultra-competitive, hard-driving, self-made success stories who tend to thrive on slights, real or imagined. Then along came out of Hartford, Conn., in 1993. In that area of the world, he was a once-in-a-generation recruit (there hasn’t been anything like him out of New England since).

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