His only caveat: expecting too much from his 13-man roster, especially after Kentucky (21-12) missed last season’s NCAA tournament with a highly touted foursome. “It’s been laid out for them,” Calipari said Wednesday of the expectations. “Now, the question is, will we all have the patience? Will I have the patience?
“There’s no choice. It may be ugly early and we’re playing good teams early. The point is by the end of the year, we have the talent, the size, the toughness, the skill set. … How we bring this team together will be the challenge of this.”
Calipari eagerly embraces the mission because of the depth of talent he has attracted.