Bob on 03 20, 2009
Memphis Men’s basketball coach John Calipari is a scrub. Mark my words; the Tigers will NOT win a championship with Calipari at the helm.
It irritates me that this guy collects so much praise. He was the Naismith College Coach of the Year last season and Sports Illustrated named this obnoxious coach the College Basketball Coach of the Year this season. WHY? I understand last year’s Memphis squad set an NCAA D1 record for most W’s in a season (38), but this impressive number of victories is not a result of Calipari’s coaching.
As you know, the Tigers play in the feeble Conference USA, and Memphis brings in some of the best recruits year in and year out. They should be(and are) blowing out teams like Rice, Southern Methodist, Southern Miss, Tulane, East Carolina etc…
Calipari’s name gets thrown in the mix with current greats like Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bill Self. What an insult to these guys. This tool of a head coach from Memphis does not have the qualities of a great coach. His coaching appears lackadaisical and sloppy. It seems like he never has his team ready to play. Also, is it just me or does Calipari have an attitude that annoys the hell out of you? Kind of cocky and conceited? He reminds me of the rich prick flashing his stuff and talking trash, the guy you’d like to give a good shot in the chops.
There’s a reason the Tigers were on the brink of being upset yesterday against the Cal State Northridge Matadors. Calipari didn’t have his team prepared. My guess is he completely overlooked CSN and had his mind on Cal/Maryland.
John Calipari is building a reputation for bringing in the best recruits. Derrick Rose last season, Tyreke Evans this year, DeMarcus Cousins and Xavier Henry (number 2 & 3 recruits overall according to Rivals.com) next season. How much money did it cost you to get these guys, John? Couple hundred Gs? Maybe a Hummer? This sleezball of a coach might be up to some shady business.
Watching the Tigers struggle against Cal State Northridge yesterday pushed me over the limit. Simply put, Calipari is not a good coach. How do you give a coach an award for Coach of the Year when he single handedly lost his team the National Title last year? Or did we all forget about that? I certainly didn’t, his awful coaching cost me a G in my March Madness Tournament. Up 3 with just seconds left, you HAVE to foul, even I know that! Are you kidding me? This guy is considered a great coach?
[Update: Can anyone actually tell me why John Calipari is a good coach?]