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Calipari tosses veiled shot at Coach K on radio

Posted on: August 4, 2011 1:41 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2011 1:53 pm
By Matt Norlander

Audio's at the bottom of the post, if you'd like to hop right to it. Frankly, I don't see how this isn't John Calipari lobbing a grenade the way of Mike Krzyzewski.

Calipari was on Memphia-area radio Thursday morning morning, a guest for "Sportstime with George Lapides," on Sports 56 WHBQ.

Before the knock at K came, Calipari was waxing -- which he's been prone to do as of late -- on the state of collegiate athletics, what's wrong, what can be fixed, etc. The man has many ideas, some of which do make a lot of sense. But his stream-of-consciousness suddenly took an abrupt turn when, while talking about the problems of college basketball spanning over two semesters, while football is just one, he then moved on to the NCAA needing an outside board with subpoena power.

And then the thinly veiled shot on Krzyzewski being Teflon to phone-call rules came whizzing by. 

"Start a clean slate," Calipari said. "Police each other, give it to league commissioners and schools to deal with. If it goes beyond that, there's a board there that's ready to deal with it. ... You've got coaches being fired over phone calls and text messages. Some. Other guys can make phone calls and it's not that big a deal."

There's a kaboom.

If you've spent the past few weeks on vacation, Calipari is referring to our initial report, wherein a top prospect admitted he talked to Krzyzewski during the July recruiting period. Duke is now working with the NCAA to decipher if a violation occurred, and if so, a minor punishment would likely ensue.

Calipari, for the record, has never publicly been dinged for a phone-call or text-message violation -- though it was reported he did have a former assistant break such rules while at Memphis and in his first year at UK.

Cal knocks K

Photo: AP

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 2:33 pm

Calipari tosses veiled shot at Coach K on radio

What is he then? Other then a man who raises more money for charity then any other coach in college sports and a man who gets players ready for professional careers better then any other? Oh because Marcus Camby had a runner giving him money and because Derrick Rose cheated on his SAT's in HIGH SCHOOL while every coach in America was still recruiting him that makes him a scumbag? Learn some facts before you try and speak.

And Norlander, you're worthless and this isn't a story. When Cal trash talks other coaches, it's a hell of alot more obvious then that, ask Pitino.

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 2:24 pm

Calipari tosses veiled shot at Coach K on radio

Its absolutely directed at Coach K and he is right. Still doesnt change what he is.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 2:17 pm

Calipari tosses veiled shot at Coach K on radio

To call that a veiled shot at Coach K is a stretch of the imagination. Way to try to make a story out of nothing.

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