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    Yes I'm sure Bob Knight is jealous of Calipari. My guess is he'd give up his three national titles, Olympic Gold medal and every one of his wins for two vacated final four appearances.

    Bob Knight is a grumpy old man, the sooner people realize that, the less interesting it is when he spouts off on any coach or player in today's game.
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    Here is the quote. Keep in mind he said this at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame fundraiser.

    "We've gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking, and that's why I'm glad I'm not coaching," Knight said. "You see we've got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation, and he's still coaching. I really don't understand that."

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    Bob Knight is right about this one. Calipari trashed two programs and still got hired to coach at a big time school. Kelvin Sampson got hired at IU despite having a bad track record on recruiting, and committed similar infractions at Indiana. Winning games is apparently more important than following NCAA rules to some schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Bob Knight is a grumpy old man, the sooner people realize that, the less interesting it is when he spouts off on any coach or player in today's game.
    Agree. He is incredibly opinionated and likes very few people other than himself. I'm surprised this even a story. Honestly, who cares what Bob Knight thinks on the subject?

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    Knight trashed Calipari to a bunch of . IU fans? Shocking!
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    He still has a point. Calipari is the only coach in NCAA history to have two final four appearances stripped away. Not something to be proud of.

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    Wonder why he didn't mention anything about the probation of Kansas (2007 champs) and the guy who helped land them in hot water (now coach of North Carolina, 2008 champs). Nothing to be proud of, either.

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    While I agree that integrity is lacking in the NCAA, Calipari has never been accused of breaking a rule himself, while Knight was fired for choking one of his players and getting into an altercation with a student of the university.

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    No kidding, the guy who showed a whip to show how he "reined in" Calbert Cheaney, who stated if you "can't stop a rape, you might as well take it and enjoy it" (paraphrased), who slapped another coach in the face at a game, who choked a player, who kicked his son on camera during a game, etc etc etc, is the last guy who should be talking about integrity, regardless of your views of Calipari, Williams, UK, KU, or anyone else discussed.

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    Bob Knight talking about integrity would be like Tiger Woods talking about fidelity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache View Post
    No kidding, the guy who showed a whip to show how he "reined in" Calbert Cheaney, who stated if you "can't stop a rape, you might as well take it and enjoy it" (paraphrased), who slapped another coach in the face at a game, who choked a player, who kicked his son on camera during a game, etc etc etc, is the last guy who should be talking about integrity, regardless of your views of Calipari, Williams, UK, KU, or anyone else discussed.
    To be fair, Bob Knight had a ton of negative qualities as a coach, but he always had integrity. He did so many childish and stupid and vulgar and inhumane things that you probably couldn't name them all, but he had integrity. He always stood up for what he believed in(even when he was wrong.) His student athletes were not athlete students, he made sure they were in class and progressing towards degrees, he demanded more out of his players than he did out of himself. So yes he had integrity.

    What he didn't have was class, or a filter, or good sense or... but he had integrity.
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    It's really unfortunate that Cal didn't move out of his family house and bunk with Marcus Camby. Maybe if he'd been there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year he could've prevented him from accepting money from a sports agent.

    Similarly, why wasn't Cal more involved in a standardized test administered hundreds of miles away.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    While I agree that integrity is lacking in the NCAA, Calipari has never been accused of breaking a rule himself, while Knight was fired for choking one of his players and getting into an altercation with a student of the university.

    Hello, kettle? This is pot. You're black.
    Coach Knight had many faults as a man but there was NEVER a sniff of him breaking a rule and getting his school in any kind of trouble with the NCAA. Coach Knight had a point about Calipari, two schools on probation and two final four appearences voided, that is pretty impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    It's really unfortunate that Cal didn't move out of his family house and bunk with Marcus Camby. Maybe if he'd been there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year he could've prevented him from accepting money from a sports agent.

    Similarly, why wasn't Cal more involved in a standardized test administered hundreds of miles away.
    If Calipari coached at Louisville or Indiana you would be singing a different tune. It may take a few years but Kentucky will be in trouble with the NCAA under Calipari's watch, the best tell of the future is the past.
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