Final Four 2011: Will a National Championship Vindicate John Calipari?

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Final Four 2011: Will a National Championship Vindicate John Calipari?
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The Kentucky Wildcats are in the Final Four and they are one of the favorites to cut down the nets.

Much of the credit for the fantastic year can be given to coach John Calipari. By bringing Kentucky to the Final Four, Calipari tied legendary coach Rick Pitino as the only person to go to the Final Four with three different teams.

This is quite a feat for any coach in college basketball, but if you check the official stat books you won’t see any record of it.

That’s because Calipari’s programs have always been surrounded by controversy.

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