UK fan here. I don't find Sandy Bell all that special. Our school has gotten in trouble on her watch [football] so I don't see her as a sacred cow by any means.
Give me the compliance director at a school that doesn't have questions any day. Yeah that rules out UK, UL, IU, UC and most major programs I guess.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
That wasn't criticism, it was an insult. At least say something truthful... Calipari teams can't shoot FTs, etc.
Anyways, I'm not sure why I'm trying to explain something to a little brother fan. One who jocks the UK thread at that.
Mock Draft Update on UK players:
#1 - John Wall.... a no brainer pick at this point... however, several of the teams who will have a chance at landing this pick have good PGs (Nets - Harris, TWolves - Rubio/Flynn/Sessions, Jazz - Deron, Wizards - Arenas). Jazz are the only team that I could see trading rights to Wall away.
#8 - Patrick Patterson... a great player, but I'm a little surprised at him being mocked this high. I think he might be a tweener forward in the NBA. I had him pegged at mid-late 1st rd pick... 16-25.
#28 - DeMarcus Cousins... if he goes this late, I think he stays another year. His stock will improve as the season goes along IMO. 12th-16th is my guess.
per draftexpress.com... nbadraft.net has Patterson @ 10, Cousins @ 18
If one of those teams mentioned selects Wall with the first overall pick, I think it would be possible for Wall to coexist with another PG. He is currently doing that at Kentucky and teams are looking at the 2 guard now to allow for two floor generals. Not the best example, but the Memphis Grizzlies have two PG's in OJ Mayo and Mike Conley.
A dream scenario would be to see the New Jersey Nets draft John Wall and then turn around and sign LeBron James. Could you imagine?
Ramon Sessions? But yeah, I know Wall > those players, which is why I added that I think the Jazz are the only team to pass up on Wall or trade the rights away.
But the TWolves have Johnny Flynn who is already a good player... 14-4 in his rookie season so far. Then they have Ramon Sessions, who has a decent upside.. although his assists are way down this year. PLUS you have star prospect Ricky Rubio, most likely coming over after next season. Something would have to be traded if they land the #1 pick IMO. Then again, they could always play Wall and Flynn together and wait until Rubio is ready for the NBA then trade his rights (or Flynn).
A great night last night for all UK fans! Kudos to ESPNU for showing all of the post game celebration too! Now the race is on for 3000. I only hope I will be alive to see that.
Reds Fan Since 1971
Below is a list of Knights transgressions and this doesn't mention all of them.
Integrity is all encompassing IMO. It's an everyday thing. You treat people with respect all the time even if you may not like them or like the things they do. Just because you ran a "clean" program and made sure your players went to class and graduated makes you have 100% integrity? IMO, Bobby Knight has less integrity than any college basketball coach not named Dave Bliss in the history of the game. He has become a caricature of himself over the last 20 years and just needs to go away.
Reds Fan Since 1971
Congrats to UK for getting 2000 wins. That's an impressive accomplishment.
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
Again, what would you have wanted Calipari to do to prevent Marcus Camby from taking on an agent unbeknown to anybody, slumber with him for 24 hours a day? What was Calipari supposed to do when the NCAA Clearinghouse CLEARED Derrick Rose? Time travel to later on to see the Clearinghouse messed up, and decide not to offer Rose a scholarship?
And yes, I defended him the same before he ever got the UK job, this came up (though not NEARLY like it does now) while he was at Memphis, while everyone twiddled their thumbs at Roy Williams leaving Kansas as he did in a similar timeframe.