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  1. One night in, the kids are all right

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before the whole thing devolved into a hilarious game of expectations limbo, Tom Izzo kind of had a point. "[Kentucky coach John Calipari's] lucky," Izzo said last week. "Everybody says, 'Have you studied Kentucky?' What the hell are you going to ...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  2. Frank Martin comes back at Calipari's tweet

    Eamonn Brennan

    Earlier this week, Kentucky coach John Calipari fired off one of the best, funniest and most thinly veiled recruiting pitches ever delivered via Twitter. It went a little something like this: I want to apologize to all the recruits this week. I'm ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  3. John Calipari explains UK's 'great myth'

    Eamonn Brennan

    If I've said it once, I've said it at least 25 or 30 times: No coach in college basketball is better at communicating with his fan base and the larger public than Kentucky coach John Calipari. Much of this communication comes from his massive foll...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  4. Terrence Jones '50-50' on NBA draft

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, it's generally assumed that Kentucky guard Brandon Knight will keep his name in the 2011 NBA draft. Kentucky coach John Calipari essentially confirmed as much to our own Andy Katz after Knight interviewed with NBA executives at the first-ever...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  5. Calipari getting one-and-done last laugh?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the last two years, much has been made of Kentucky coach John Calipari's recruiting style. That style, basically, is to recruit as many of the best high school players in the country as possible, to encourage them to go pro if the time is right, a...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  6. I'm excited to see: The UK platoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    At first glance, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has two problems with his 2014-15 roster: He has too much size. He has too many players. That's the closest you can come to criticizing the 2014-15 Wildcats, which should tell you everyt...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the past five weeks, we revealed the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 2, Kentucky's John Calipari, and No. 1, Florida's Billy Donovan. It was the spring of 2007, an...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  9. Tom Crean stays trill with Young Jeezy

    Eamonn Brennan

    Forget NCAA academic reform. If we've done one thing this offseason, it's been to chronicle the sudden explosion in popularity among college basketball coaches of rap artists. Kentucky sent Drake a national championship ring, which he promptly posted...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  10. Coach K's doing just fine

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2006-07, Mike Krzyzewski made about $1.3 million per year. That would not place him among the most highly paid coaches in college basketball, especially not in 2010, when Kentucky's John Calipari makes about $4 million per year and Billy Donovan a...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  11. John Wall scoops on Calipari

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky fans are looking for every bit of evidence that new and beloved coach John Calipari is going to stay at Kentucky this year. Calipari has been mentioned over and over in NBA rumors this offseason, and his well-known friendship with LeBron Jam...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  12. Kentucky fans talk themselves down

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's never a fun time in a college basketball fan's life. Kentucky fans can attest. Here you are: You've got a great coach, one who's charismatic, intelligent, focused, a freakishly good recruiter and a skilled manager of reputations and personalitie...

    Blog | May 19, 2010