Bob on 12 18, 2009
It was only a matter of time, really. We have featured numerous articles in regards to current University of Kentucky coach John Calipari and his sleazy antics, the majority of which received a great deal of criticism and outrage from Memphis and Calipari enthusiasts. Granted the allegations we made preceded his actual violations at Memphis (which may explain why so many Memphis fans were enraged), Calipari still receives praise around the nation despite putting his two previous programs on probation. Well, The General isn’t buying it, and you shouldn’t either.
If for some reason you are unaware of who “The General” is, I am referring to Bobby Knight, the winningest coach in college basketball. The Hall of Fame coach asserted that college basketball lacks integrity. His example: John Calipari.
“We’ve gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that’s why I’m glad I’m not coaching,” he said. “You see we’ve got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation and he’s still coaching. I really don’t understand that.”
Not only is John Calipari still coaching, he was promoted for his wrongdoings.
If anyone knows the meaning of integrity, it’s Bob Knight. Through all his years of coaching, not one of his teams has been sanctioned by the NCAA for recruiting violations, not one. That is outstanding. Additionally, “The General” graduated the majority of his players from college.
On the contrary, John Calipari had UMass’s Final Four vacated for violations in the recruitment of Marcus Camby, and most recently had Memphis’ NCAA record 38 win season nullified. While Knight was graduating his players, Calipari was helping his players cheat on the SATs (Derrick Rose).
I’m surprised it took this long for someone to address this issue. As we all know, the ex-Hoosiers coach has a low tolerance for BS and won’t hesitate to let it be known. It’s no surprise that Bobby Knight has a short fuse; he’s forced to watch sleazy, low-life people like Calipari compromise the integrity of his one true passion, college basketball.