John Calipari forcing himself to remember patience as season begins

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown | Kentucky Sports Review
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown | Sports Review

For close to 24 hours a day, is going nonstop. Bouncing from meetings to practice to calls, the head coach hardly has a chance to breathe.

There is an exception.

Recently, one of his assistants found out about it too. Orlando Antigua, coping with the responsibilities of being a head coach for the first time, called Coach Cal to tell him where he found he got his best thinking done when everything else was spinning around him.

“So Orlando hit me this summer and said, ‘You won’t believe this: I’m in the shower thinking of stuff’ getting ready for the Dominican (National Team tournament),” Calipari recalled. “I said, ‘Yeah, when you get all these thoughts, they gotta come out somewhere.’ ”

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