Lexington, Ky. – The eyes of the nation are upon you. Media, fans, recruits, NBA scouts… everyone wants a glimpse of the Kentucky Wildcats – men’s college basketball’s all-time leader in victories, winning percentage, total NCAA tournament appearances, Sweet 16 appearances, Elite Eight appearances, etc… It’s known as the ‘bluest of the blue-blood’ programs within college basketball.
At the center of it all is outspoken coach John Calipari, who’s in search of the program’s ninth National Championship in 2014, a feat that would place it in sole possession of second place on the all-time list behind only UCLA.
On Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 PM ET, Calipari sits down with FOX Sports college basketball analyst Bill Raftery in a special FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1 interview to talk about life, bullying, in-state rival Louisville, the NBA and why he felt taking the reins at Kentucky isn’t for everyone.
“…if you took a job and (have) never been fired, you’re a golden boy, nothing ever happened to you; never coached a high-level player and then – the last part of it – is you had the weakest schedules in the world; you are going to fail here. You are not going to make it.” Calipari told FOX Sports 1-ON-1.
“So, I walked in and said, ‘You know what? I have already been fired.” Calipari continued. “What is the worst they can do – eat me?”
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