Players-first approach adds memorable chapter to UK lore

Walter Cornett April 3, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02:  Anthony Davis #23 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats react late in the second half while taking on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)John Calipari never promised this day would come.  When he was officially announced as Kentucky’s seventh men’s basketball coach in eight decades, Coach Cal marveled at the walls of the Joe Craft Center practice gym, where banners are raised for national championships and national championships alone. Calipari had been working to land a job where that level of greatness is demanded since he took a volunteer coaching/food serving position with Kansas in 1983.

 

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Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.