Jeff is nagging me (us) to write about Calipari’s departure from Memphis . To which I say, *shrug*. The Tiger basketball program will almost certainly suffer in the short-term, but I’m a Badgers fan first and foremost (Marquette #2), so I’m ambivalent about this development. Maybe Kevin has more to say on this, but I doubt it.
Still, to humor Jeff, here are my thoughts:
First, Calipari is, in my estimation, overrated as a coach. He’s a great recruiter , no doubt, but not much of a coach. His teams either dominate on raw talent, or they don’t. I haven’t seen him do much to rally a team when they’re down against even or superior competition, for example. In that respect (good at recruiting, not so good at coaching) he’s the Jim ...
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