Maryland coach Mark Turgeon says everyone is jealous of Calipari

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett |
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett |

The most polarizing figure in college basketball was up early Tuesday morning, attending Mass before visiting a local school to cast a vote in the presidential election. Then over a large coffee at the Dunkin’ Donuts downtown, explained why he dislikes a system he’s utilized better than any other coach in the country.

“Look, would I like to have these teams for three or fours years? What, am I stupid? Yes,” he said. “I don’t like the one-and-done rule.”

That rule, which prohibits players from entering the draft until they are one year removed from high school, means top players often view college as a brief pit stop before playing professionally. Calipari has drawn many of these elite players here in recent years, knowing they likely wouldn’t be staying long.

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