Calipari facing toughest coaching job of career

Kentucky Wildcats coach Calipari directs his team against the Connecticut Huskies during their NCAA Final Four college basketball game in Houston
John Calipari - photo by Jeff Haynes | Reuters

has faced a bevy of daunting coaching tasks during his 20-plus years as a head coach in college basketball and the NBA.  He took a mid-major program at Massachusetts to the Final Four, bounced back from a termination with the Nets, laid the foundation at and twice started over from scratch at Kentucky. But none of those coaching jobs can compare to the one he’s facing with the National Team, Calipari said by phone Friday.


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