Kentucky Wildcats All-Decade Basketball Team

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Kentucky Wildcats All-Decade Basketball Team

The Gregorian Calendar says this shouldn't be done—not until next year—but pop culture disagrees, and that seems like a decent enough barometer when deciding the best time to assemble an All-Decade team for the Kentucky Wildcats.

In case you forgot:

Recent successes aside, the early 2000s didn't treat Kentucky too well in the grand scheme of scoring the school's eighth championship.

Former coach Tubby Smith's best effort following his 1998 National Title was a run to the Elite Eight in 2005, and Smith was eventually escorted stage left in favor of another former coach, Billy Gillispie.

Gillispie seemed like the man for the job. He was far from perfect and didn't try to hide that, and his personality sat well with Wildcats fans.

That is, until they figured out Gillispie couldn't get it done on the court.

After two seasons and a surprise visit to the National Invitational Tournament, Kentucky found a way to send Gillispie packing. It then settled on current coach John Calipari, who has the Wildcats with a perfect record heading to pop culture's next decade—and he's doing it with John Wall, a sure pick to grace All-Decade teams 10 years from now.

Now, for the list:

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