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“They are so young, it’s like putting water on a flower.”
Cal will say the same story again, because he’s getting old. He’s told us that before. Because he’s getting old. He told us that again.
We have players come in that are already talented, but, they get better here.
Trey Lyles was a lottery pick and will be an All-Star…. best versions of themselves.
We are in this together. 75% of the time that come here are drafted.
We have over $2 billion in contracts, not counting shoe deals.
John Wall won the community service award, Anthony Davis was the runner up.
Certain players we put in we’ll go zone…… my son. (laughter)
We don’t have anything in right now. We let them go and figure it out from there.
He will be disappointed in February if this isn’t his best defensive team.
If we can keep this going it keeps me young.
Swaggy Cal tells is about winning and helping players and how they go hand in hand.
Right now, Malik Monk is doing stuff that is, ‘Oh, boy.’ Do I let him do stuff that I didn’t let other guys do? Maybe.”
“Tyler Ulis coached my team last year and you know the best part? I STILL GOT PAID!”
Cal wants Briscoe shooting every open shot in practice. Knows he can get to rim
Cal says you can’t coach Kentucky by yourself. If you try, you’ll be in the fetal position.
UK seeks to be gold standard and ahead of curve. “The fun part” is staying ahead when others adopt UK approach.
Coach Cal says Eric Bledsoe, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson have come back and started taking classes again
Cal on Gabriel: “Fear is driving him. ‘Am I good enough?’ Like MKG. My advice is stay in the moment.
Calipari on Killeya-Jones: “I didn’t know he was this good. … You come here because you wanna walk into practice and know you get pushed.
Great thing about being at Kentucky, “You can get the best and the brightest.”
Calipari says Mychal Mulder dunked on Brad Calipari four straight times in practice.
Coach Cal tells his players that if they want to get involved in a cause they need to make sure to educate themselves beforehand.
Second step is to ask themselves if they can make a difference. Third step is to find out what the downsides are.
Calipari said he brings in people to talk to his team about their relationships with women, as well as their interactions with police.
Cal says he prefers it when recruits come by themselves, so he can spend more time with them, but “they all” want to come to Madness.
Cal thinks Briscoe’s shot has really improved, but doesn’t want him to forget all the other things he does well that makes him special.
This team is not going to be what it will be till Feb. … A chance to start 4 frosh. At minimum, 3 freshman.
“We should be a fast team. Our bigs are fast, our guards are fast.”
Normally, I don’t play as many guards….Cal says all 3 guards will have ball in hands rather than a Ulis dominating.
Cal says wife been to 3 practices since he coached here and has been to two this year.
Kid asks Coach Calipari if Brad is a better basketball player than he is. Out of nowhere in the corner, Larry Brown mutters out, “Yes.”