Coach Cal’s evolution constant, and it starts in the air

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown |
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown |

is nothing if not an idea man.  The trait extends to every facet of his position as head coach of basketball, including his team’s style of play. Some coaches find offensive and defensive systems and stand by them no matter the circumstances, but not Calipari.  His schedule, though, is hectic to say the least. If he’s not on the road recruiting, he’s spending time with his family or his team. If he’s not coaching practice or a game, he’s at a speaking engagement or advocating for a charitable cause.   Where then does he find the time to innovate?  “He’s in a lot of planes,” junior guard said at media day on Thursday.  This is Hood’s fourth year under Calipari and he’s noticed a trend. Whenever Coach Cal travels by air, he seems to come up with something new.


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