John Calipari keeps players engaged with individual improvements

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

The Kentucky Wildcats own a 14-0 record, with wins over quality teams such as Kansas, Texas, Providence, North Carolina, UCLA, and Louisville. They also have been unanimously ranked as the #1 team in the country by the AP for five straight weeks. There isn’t much for head coach to be upset about at this juncture of the season.

Kentucky played it’s opener against and had to pull out a three point win over the Rebels/Black Bears in overtime. Obviously the conference isn’t going to be the cake walk that most media types and BBN members thought that it would be, the ‘Cats have to bring it every night. But it’s not easy keeping young people engaged in supposed inferior opponents.

Understanding that he is dealing with young adults, Cal knows that in order to keep them engaged he must focus on their ego.

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