Building a champion comes bit by bit, John Calipari says

Andrew Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett |
Andrew Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett |

Amid the palpable sense of great things ahead this season, Coach preached patience.

“Everybody keeps saying, well, I sound different,” he said at Media Day on Tuesday. “Well, there’s a process. … I don’t need the team in October playing like it’s January.”

has not installed any defensive schemes yet, he said, and the first rebounding drills were Monday.

When asked later about the ingredients to a championship team, he cited defense, rebounding and sharing the ball.

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