This year’s Kentucky team is an example of one of the greatest coaching jobs of all time

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

There’s a simple and lazy narrative that is often applied to ’s John Calipari: that he’s the villain, the one-and-done guy, the college coach who most exemplifies everything that’s wrong with college basketball.

This season, though, as Calipari heads to his fourth Final Four in five years with a shot to become the first 40-0 coach in college basketball history, a deeper look at how his team has gotten this far flips that tired narrative on its head.

This year’s team is an example of one of the greatest coaching jobs of all time. Not just that, but this team filled with future first-round picks is doing things the right way.

The Calipari haters, who are legion, will look at this new narrative and either scoff or retch.

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