Coach Calipari and the advice his mama gave him

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

As he approaches his fourth season as coach of the University of basketball team, sounds a lot like the awe-struck, wide-eyed kids who flock to his camps as worshipful followers. And the parents who tag along, hoping to get a noticing nod from the Great One.  He just doesn’t understand how he got so lucky.  He isn’t being coy. He means it.  For a kid from ’s Moon Township whose daddy worked the coal mines and whose grandparents came from the “Old Country” speaking no English, the rarified air of the coach’s office at ’s Craft Center is still a big deal.

 

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