Players-first approach adds memorable chapter to UK lore

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02:  Anthony Davis #23 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats react late in the second half while taking on the Kansas Jayhawks 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 Jeff Gross/Getty Images) never promised this day would come.  When he was officially announced as ’s seventh men’s basketball coach in eight decades, Coach Cal marveled at the walls of the Center practice gym, where banners are raised for national championships and national championships alone. Calipari had been working to land a job where that level of greatness is demanded since he took a volunteer coaching/food serving position with Kansas in 1983.


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