I am on my way back from Deee-twa, home of the Pistons, Ford, General Motors, and as it turns out, other businesses with which I deal. This is an 20-hour+ day, from 4:00AM this morning to about 12:30AM tomorrow morning if my plane is on time. I'll be making up for it by taking tomorrow off and playing golf, so blogging could be light.
So without much further ado (my plane leaves in a few minutes), here is the news:
Jodie Meeks inks a 3-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
Great town. Jodie will love it. A bit cold in winter. Congrats.
Darius Miller Goes for Double Digits Against Lithuania
Go, Darius. Go Darius.
John Calipari hangs out with LeBron James. And you don't.
But you know this has to impress recruits, as Bluegrass State Basketball points out.
UK Basketball News
UK recruits are doing the roundball thing well
So says Jody Demling. I so want his job.
Tubby and Calipari hang out together
Just so you know.
Bret Dawson dishes a ton.
Spent a lot of time with college coaches. Two hottest topics: Calipari's immediate impact at Kentucky and Billy Gillisipe's lawsuit against the school. It should come as no surprise that every coach I talked to expects Gillispie to win the $6 million buyout he's suing for, and hopes that he does.
That's just at taste. Read the whole thing.
Bearup says Calipari ‘right fit’ | Vaught's Views
He's right, you know.
Dakotah Euton's goatee is like Samson's hair.
Or something like that.
Gilchrist has hoops recruiters salivating | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/07/2009
"Michael loves Villanova," said Cindy Richardson, Gilchrist's mother. "It's Kentucky, Villanova. Villanova, Kentucky."
I just hope it winds up "Kentucky."
More, "Gillispie's got a case" from the Voice-Tribune
Speaking of what’s-his-name, my legal sources insist that UK is in expensive and deep doo-doo trying to get out of paying the $6 million Billy Gillispie’s memorandum of understanding calls for if he was fired without just cause. If it’s on paper, it’s a legal document whether Gillispie signed it or not. Ask your lawyer.
C'mon, UK, settle this thing and move on. Take it out of Barnhart's salary if you must. I'm sure he won't mind.
UK Football News
Woodyard will always be True Blue | Vaught's Views
"The money is one thing, but I always love Kentucky. what I did here I can never forget and never will forget. it's like my second home here. I will always come back to Lexington and will always have that love for Kentucky."
I could read this over and over again. I do miss Wesley Woodyard.
Other UK Sports News
- None today.
NCAA Sports News
College: Coaches court recruits on Twitter while NCAA keeps watchful eye | HonoluluAdvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser
The NCAA will ban Twitter. Just wait and see.
Other News of Interest
Kenny Perry, Calipari enjoy budding friendship
Nice to see this.
Good Thing Courtney Lee Exists (LeBron James)
Heh. LeBron quashing a video showing him getting dunked on. Hilarious.
The Daily Schadenfreude
KUsports.com Message Boards: UK and its dominance
There used to be a basketball school named Kentucky - and it did have a long and proud history.
Unfortunately, it is no more. In making its current coaching hire it has traded decades of tradition for the quick fix. It has sold its soul.
Embrace. The. Hate.
The Dookies never cease to amuse.
At some point, the NCAA has to catch up with Calipari, right? He cannot just walk away from violations repeatedly. And the scholarship crunch is going to scare a lot of recruits away. But hey, better Knight to Kentucky than UNC.
Some UConn sweetness as well.
Gilchrist and Irving might want to play together, which is the main reason Kentucky is looking at Irving. I hate Calipari. He throws the kids who worked hard and are real student athletes off the team for his one and done players. He is a sucky coach, just pays his players and lets them do whatever they want. If he doesn't get his 5 top 25 guys a year his teams are horrible.
Heh. Feel the love.