Calipari’s bench becomes a classroom

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

The scorer’s table was a virtual revolving door, as head coach shuffled in player after player looking to get the perfect combination of effort and production.

More than just using the bench as a motivational weapon, Calipari is also using it as a teaching tool. He is incredibly vocal on the sidelines during play, but uses the time as players join him on the bench to teach them what they did wrong to warrant being pulled from the game.

This process was repeated often in Saturday’s blowout 88-50 win over —nearly a substitution per minutes (38 for the game).

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