John Calipari is the efficiency king for 2011-2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02: Head coach John Calipari celebrates as he cuts down the net after the Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
John Calipari - (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

How mainstream has efficiency become? In the press conference following the national championship game, coach searched for words to validate that his team had won on more than talent alone. He chose these: “We were the best team this season. We were the best team. The most efficient team. We shared the ball.”  The title-winning head coach — who’s not known as a numbers guy — from America’s most blue-blooded program defends his accomplishment by using “efficiency” in the most-attended press conference of the year.

 

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