Info & Stats: Kentucky Head Coach

All Topics: In Egypt right now | Coaching Team USA U19 team | Pressure on these U19 kids | Assistant coaches Tad Boyle and Danny Manning | New York Knicks rumor | Any interest in going back to NBA? | Marcus Camby’s graduation |

June 30th 2017

John on when he heard the report of him being interested in a job with the Knicks: “I just shook my head.”



Nov 17th 2016

All Topics: New Book, Success Is The Only Option | 2016-17 team | Team defense | Freshman Malik Monk | Monk’s athleticism | Played six freshman | Can’t forget about Brad Calipari | Coaching his son | Brad getting a new tattoo without his or wife’s permission | Tattoo advice | Double standard of one and done programs | Always having a curious mind | His mentors | Not being tied to a system | Larry Brown |

John on Larry Brown: “That’s all he wants to do is basketball.” 



Nov 11th 2015

All Topics: His summer | Recharged a little bit this summer | His 2015-16 Season | New approach now-a-days | Having some returning players | Tyler Ulis is the best floor general he’s ever had | NBA is getting smaller now | Helping his players getting a job | His players needing a curious minds | Anthony Davis | NBA money | Teaching his players how to play | Missouri situation

John on point guard Tyler Ulis: “In my mind is the best floor general we’ve ever had, I’ve ever had.”



Jan 10th 2015

All Topics: Jim’s kids | Jake Rome being 13 | Can Cal last 5 more years at UK? | Group of kids he has now | Doesn’t want to coach at 70 | Social media | Them against the world | Recruiting | This teams’ genius | Every team being different | Pressure | Player improvement | This is the most selfless team he’s ever had | Poop in ice cream | Social media | Willie Cauley-Stein | Cauley-Stein’s decision to come back to school |

Cal on this year’s squad: “This is the most selfless team I’ve ever coached.”



Apr 14th 2014

All Topics: Week since National title game | Depressed about the loss for a while | Trying to gauge where some of his kids would go in the NBA draft | 7 freshman playing in the title game | Second guessing about the title game | The game of basketball changing | Jordan Spieth leaving Texas after a year | One and done rule | His future | The rumor about him and the Los Angeles Lakers | These kids have a genius | Black hat | NCAA | Feeding players |

John talks about his new book, ‘Players First: Coaching From The Inside Out.’



Apr 03, 2012:

Cal on what winning the National Championship last night changes: “Nothing, I feel exactly the same.”



Dec 07, 2011:

John on coaching at the University of Kentucky: “I hope I can last 10 years.”



Mar 29, 2011:

John on Kemba Walker: “He’s the most dominating player left in the tournament; and maybe was in the entire one.”



Nov 19, 2010:

Topics: Road Trip | Portland tonight and then on to Maui | 8th youngest team in the Country | Losing 5 guys to the NBA | We’re not as physical as last year | Figuring out how to play together | Size on team | Terrence Jones | Jones playing at home tonight | Freshmen learning how to sustain effort | Better shooting team this year | Been spoiled by winning close games the last 5 years | Could go 0-4 on this road trip | Enes Kanter ruling | Respect the NCAA’s decision on Kanter; don’t agree with it | Kanter turned down money and pro ball to come to college | The Kanter’s didn’t know the rules | It’s about Enes Kanter not Kentucky or John Calipari | Just want the NCAA to use common sense in this case | The money Kanter received was for living expenses |





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