Coach Cal leads Dominicans to largest comeback in nation’s history

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

If you’ve followed throughout his career, you know his teams are almost never out of it. Double-digit deficits and fourth-quarter holes just add to the legacy of his 500-plus on-court wins at the college basketball level.  On Wednesday, Calipari showed his late-game magic isn’t bounded by the United States’ borders. Leading the Dominican Republic National Team in its second game in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, Coach Cal’s team pulled off a 17-point second-half comeback to stun Venezuela…

 

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