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    UK Basketball 2024-2025: Can It Get Any Worse?

    Adou Theiro is in the portal.

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    Re: UK Basketball 2024-2025: Can It Get Any Worse?

    One down. 7 or 8 more to go.
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    Re: UK Basketball 2024-2025: Can It Get Any Worse?

    First-world problems.

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    Calipari to Arkansas...what?!?!?!

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    I have opinions on Calipari the basketball x's and o's coach, but as an NBA developer he was phenomenal. He made a lot of guys a lot of money and he should be celebrated for that. It's not as easy as it would seem, and there's plenty of evidence where it didn't work elsewhere for others.

    College hoops is a man's game now, and freshman recruits, no matter how much potential, are at a disadvantage. His window was closed in this era of college hoops, absent major changes. But who does Kentucky go after now? No way this happens if they don't have a major hire lined up, right?

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    Sources close to John Calipari say he had bad feelings about his situation at Kentucky, and that the lack of support had grown to the point where he didnít feel like he could stay on because he didnít feel wanted. The assets Arkansas put in place convinced him to make this move.
    https://twitter.com/John_Fanta/statu...83507548414140

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    Hopefully, Mike Woodson pounces on the UK job. But wow Cal.

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    This coaching search will be fascinating
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Coach Cal has always equaled sleazy dude to me but that's a lot of money to walk away from, and for Arkansas?
    Go Gators!

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    Definitely didn't see this coming, wow.

    Here's an early list:

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-ba...john-calipari/

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    Coach Cal has always equaled sleazy dude to me but that's a lot of money to walk away from, and for Arkansas?
    It's Tubby Smith 2.0. Except without all the racist tropes.

    After the season ended, Barnhart sat him down and told him he would have to make changes not just to staffing but organizational staffing. Kentucky basketball has operated on its own island within the athletic department and that wasn't going to be the case anymore.

    Same thing kinda happened with Tubby. Barnhart wanted him to make changes to his staff and he wouldn't plus Kentucky had a no nepotism policy and he wanted Saul as an assistant.

    Arkansas can be a major player moving forward. They have major donors who will be huge with NIL. Tyson foods, Walton Family, Jerry Jones, all big names. The question is can Cal get away from all freshmen and construct a roster that can win in the post-Covid era of basketball? The fans won't be as crazy in Fayetteville as they are in Lexington, so there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    I have opinions on Calipari the basketball x's and o's coach, but as an NBA developer he was phenomenal. He made a lot of guys a lot of money and he should be celebrated for that. It's not as easy as it would seem, and there's plenty of evidence where it didn't work elsewhere for others.

    College hoops is a man's game now, and freshman recruits, no matter how much potential, are at a disadvantage. His window was closed in this era of college hoops, absent major changes. But who does Kentucky go after now? No way this happens if they don't have a major hire lined up, right?
    I figure there will be someone in place by Friday.

    Barnhart will probably be at the championship game tonight with a blank check to Dan Hurley but the answer there is probably no.

    Billy Donovan, Jay Wright, and Brad Stevens are probably nos as well.

    Nate Oats has a huge buyout. Don't see Kentucky going there.

    Scott Drew is the most realistic but he's already turned down Louisville (which is a dumpster fire)



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    Yea didn't see this coming. But it's obvious Cal didn't want to go along with the changes Barnhart had mandated to him. The college game has changed a lot in just the last few years. And it will continue to evolve too over the next few years. I'm not sure Cal will evolve enough to be a huge success at Arkansas but he may do well enough to keep them satisfied down there. I don't know enough about who UK could get. They need a young dynamic coach who is will change with the game as it continues to evolve. Who that is, is anyone's guess?
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    Congrats to all the UK fans out there.

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    I fear that Barnhardt will opt for the preacher's son from Waco. We all remember Waco, don't we? A Drew hire would end about as well as the Branch Davidians did.

    I've heard that both Hurley and Donovan would take Mitch's call and listen to his pitch. Congratulate the UConn coach after his second straight title tonight and immdiately offer him eight figures and introduce him as the new coach this week.
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