Calipari has been named a finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

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John Calipari - AP photo

The University of ’s John Calipari, one of only two multiple Naismith winners, is among four finalists for the 2010 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. He is joined by three would-be first-time Naismith honorees in Steve Alford (New Mexico), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) and Frank Martin ( State). Those four make up the final ballot for the most prestigious national award presented annually to the top men’s college basketball coach. The winner will be announced in early April.