Friday, April 4, 2014

John Calipari Puts His Spin Doctor Mojo to Work on One and Done Philosophy

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is either an unjustly maligned genius or one lucky SOB. A few weeks ago there were some that questioned whether he was an elite coach (guilty) or just a master recruiter. Now his No. 8 seed Wildcats are heading in to the Final Four and favored against a No. 2 seed (Wisconsin).

So maybe there is something to the whole one and done philosophy he embraces--only he doesn't want it called that anymore.

In Coach Cal's mind it is no longer 'one and done' but 'succeed and proceed.'

Feel free to take a moment and laugh if you'd like......Done? Okay.

I see what he is trying to say. He's embracing the fact that so many off his players play one season and head to the NBA; a practice that many despise and think hurts the game at both levels. So rather than let it have the negative connation it has he's put a little spin on it.

Succeed--win, preferably a championship of some kind. Proceed--right on to the NBA.

Rinse and repeat.

I didn't see him make the comments so I don't know if he was serious or not, but since the team is decked out in 'Succeed and Proceed' t-shirts I'm going to guess he is.

Go ahead--shake your head in disbelief. I certainly am.

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