John Calipari is, without question, the ruler of college basketball right now, and his minions are everywhere.
You would expect them to be all over the state of Kentucky because Calipari has restored order in that state during the first three years of his tenure, taking the Wildcats from the regional finals to the Final Four to the national championship. He returns almost no one from the team that cut the nets down in New Orleans last April, and there isn’t a soul in the game who thinks he can’t do it again in Atlanta next April.
For his part, Calipari wants everyone to know just how hard that will be. On an ESPN series laughably entitled, “Kentucky Basketball—Inside Access,” Calipari gets to look into various cameras and repeatedly tell viewers how inexperienced his team is, how average his players look right no, and how hard he is going to work to make them better.