John Calipari and the Memphis Tigers, You Can't Fool Me

Bare KnucksAnalyst IMarch 20, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 19:  Head Coach John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers yells at his players as they run back on defense in the second half during their first round game against the CSUN Matadors in the first half of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 19, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Matadors 81-70. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Memphis men’s basketball coach John Calipari is a scrub. Mark my words: The Tigers will NOT win a championship with Calipari at the helm.

It irritates me that this guy collects so much praise. He was the Naismith College Coach of the Year last season, and Sports Illustrated named this obnoxious coach the College Basketball Coach of the Year this season. WHY?

I understand last year’s Memphis squad set an NCAA D-I record for most W’s in a season (38), but this impressive number of victories is not a result of Calipari’s coaching.

As you know, the Tigers play in the feeble Conference USA, and Memphis brings in some of the best recruits year in and year out. They should be blowing out teams like Rice, Southern Methodist, Southern Miss, Tulane, East Carolina, etc....

Calipari’s name gets thrown in the mix with current greats like Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, and Bill Self. What an insult to these guys. This tool of a head coach from Memphis does not have the qualities of a great coach. His coaching appears lackadaisical and sloppy. It seems like he never has his team ready to play.

Also, is it just me or does Calipari have an attitude that annoys the hell out of you? Kind of cocky and conceited? He reminds me of the rich prick flashing his stuff and talking trash, the guy you’d like to give a good shot in the chops.

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