One and fun: John Calipari gets elusive national title

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02:  Head coach John Calipari celebrates as he cuts down the net after the Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
John Calipari - (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

From Dick Vitale:  “ is a lot more than a very good recruiter. He is an exceptional basketball coach. And now he is a national champion.  That was really the one thing missing from his résumé. That all changed on Monday when his Wildcats cut down the nets after beating the Jayhawks, 67-59.  I really don’t think Calipari got the recognition he deserved as a head coach. Perhaps that will change now that he held up the gold trophy.”


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