Kentucky coach John Calipari's name is attached to "one-and-done" recruits more than any other college basketball coach, but he doesn't like using that phrase.
On the day before his freshmen-laden Wildcats take on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four, Calipari introduced a new slogan that he wants people to start using:
“Succeed and proceed” is John Calipari’s suggested new slogan for “one-and-done."— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 4, 2014
Calipari: “It will be on T-shirts."— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 4, 2014
It didn't take long for Calipari to have the shirts made. His team was already wearing them on Friday:
The new slogan could begin to catch on if Kentucky wins the national title. Even if it does get put on shirts, the freshmen will still not see a dime.
"One-and-done" certainly doesn't sound as positive as "succeed and proceed." However, it might be tough to replace a phrase that is already so popular.