Refuse to Lose: nobody does it better than UK coach John Calipari

John Calipari - Getty Images
John Calipari - Getty Images

This winter, when word spread that coach was raising money for Haiti, most college basketball figured they’d misheard. Surely, they thought, Cal is raising money for Hades.  Mass-appeal dramas need a villain, and Calipari is the biggest villain in his sport since Jerry Tarkanian. Understand: this doesn’t mean he is the worst guy in his sport. There are a lot of coaches vying for that title.  But Calipari is the biggest villain. Virtually everybody outside of wants to see him lose.  Why Calipari? Who died and made him Chief Rogue?

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