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Verdict: Complete, Utter Ignorance
This just in--winning a national title is hard. This is compounded when you have a Coach who has been at 3 different programs in 10 years. In normal circumstances, a coach enters a program that, is...well, down in the dumps. Usually, the reason you have a new coach is because the old one sucked and was not winning games. The only time this is not the case is a retirement. Every time Calipari entered a system, the team he has come to has been having terrible years only to have him build them up to a Title contender in a very short amount of time by any standards.
A reasonable human being can see that, at both Memphis and UMass, he inherited a terrible team and had to build his team up. At UMass, he probably had one team good enough to win the title (he went to the final four). At Memphis, he had MAYBE two teams that were potential national title contenders--he went to the final game and had the lead very late. And then, of course, once at UK, in which he entered a completely program playing with completely different players. I doubt any coach would have won a national title at this point under the same circumstances.
Calipari has been all over and his longest tenure anywhere is eight years. Let's see how long it took these Coaching greats to win a title at their schools:
• It took Coach K 11 years at Duke to win a title.
• Roy Williams never won a title in15 years at Kansas.
• Jim Boeheim took 27 years to win a title at Syracuse.
• It took Jim Calhoun 13 years to win a Title at Connecticut. He spent fourteen years at Northwestern (very comparable to both Memphis and UMASS when Cal entered those systems)...he never got passed the Second Round and it took him 9 years to just make the tournament.
Clearly, judgement is coming far, far too early for this ignorant, myth. Calipari will win a title and he will do it with one and dones. Only time will tell if he can do it time and time again and put his name on the list at the greatest coaches ever.