Sean Woods Apologizes For Comments

Sean Woods apologized for his earlier comments that seemed critical of the Kentucky Wildcats, as reported by the Courier-Journal:

Woods had some somewhat harsh words to say about UK’s players. He said he encountered the Wildcats while participating in the UK telethon earlier this month to raise funds to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy at WKYT in Lexington.

Woods said he didn’t like "the vibe" and said he sensed a feeling of entitlement.

First of all, there was nothing taken out of context here. Woods explained later today that he simply said something more specific than it was intended to be. From Kyle Tucker's blog:

ON HIS COMMENTS ABOUT THE CATS: "What I meant was just: In today’s society, kids are different. I didn’t want and would never try to degrade Kentucky basketball players or this program. I’m just saying society in general – and heck, I’m dealing with it. Phil Simms (former NFL QB) was at our game a week and a half ago at the Barclays Center. And here’s a Super Bowl MVP and my guys have no idea who he is or played at Morehead State University. So it’s just universal. But I just, to set the record straight: I love my university. Everybody knows that. John Calipari has been great to me and I would never do anything to hurt him in his situation. He’s doing a heckuva job and I love him dearly.

"And whoever wears this uniform becomes my instant brother. By saying that, I don’t want to talk about this anymore. I didn’t mean how it came out. I’m sorry how it came out. But I was just talking in general about this day and age more so than anything else. And the situation about the deal at WKYT (the Sandy telethon), that was just something I shouldn’t even have said. So by saying that, this is over and all I want to do is talk about my basketball program, and if you guys want to talk about our game against UK, we can do that."

As I said in the quickies, I totally get what he was trying to say, and although he said it poorly, I sympathize with his opinion. Many of us have lamented the weakening of Kentucky's legend among younger players, and Calipari has said himself that most of these kids were too young to remember Kentucky's last championship.

I think his apology was well done, and I'm proud to welcome him back to Kentucky.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker