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10 years, 30 teams: Breaking down John Calipari’s latest accomplishment

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An unbelievable stat.

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Here’s another accomplishment that will drive the John Calipari haters crazy.

With Keldon Johnson being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, Calipari can now say he’s sent at least one Kentucky Wildcat to each NBA organization in his 10 years as head coach.

Yes, that’s correct. In a decade, Calipari has sent one of his players to each of the NBA’s 30 teams.

If that doesn’t tell you how great of a coach Calipari is, it’s hard to find something that does.

Now, let’s take a look at how this became possible by looking at each John Calipari coach Wildcat to play in the NBA by team.

Atlanta Hawks: 2

  • Alex Poythress (2018-Present)
  • Isaac Humphries (2019-Present)

Boston Celtics: 1

  • James Young (2014-2017)

Brooklyn Nets: 2

  • Marquis Teague (2014)
  • Archie Goodwin (2017)

Charlotte Hornets: 4

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2012-Present)
  • Aaron Harrison (2015-2017)
  • Malik Monk (2017-Present)
  • PJ Washington (2019-Present)

Cleveland Cavalries: 3

  • DeAndre Liggins (2016-2017)
  • Andrew Harrison (2018)
  • Brandon Knight (2019-Present)

Chicago Bulls: 2

  • Marquis Teague (2012-2014)
  • Tyler Ulis (2018)

Detroit Pistons: 2

  • Brandon Knight (2011-2013)
  • Josh Harrellson (2013-2014)

Dallas Mavericks: 3

  • DeAndre Liggins (2017)
  • Nerlens Noel (2017-2018)
  • Aaron Harrison (2018)

Denver Nuggets: 3

  • Jamal Murray (2016-Present)
  • Trey Lyles (2017-Present)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (2018-Present)

Golden State Warriors: 1

  • DeMarcus Cousins (2018-Present)

Houston Rockets: 4

  • Patrick Patterson (2010-2013)
  • Terrence Jones (2012-2016)
  • Brandon Knight (2018-2019)
  • Terrence Jones (2019)

Indiana Pacers: 1

  • Alex Poythress (2017-2018)

Los Angeles Clippers: 2

  • Eric Bledsoe (2010-2013)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2018-Present)

Los Angeles Lakers: 2

  • Julius Randle (2014-2018)
  • Anthony Davis 2019-Present)

Memphis Grizzlies: 1

  • Andrew Harrison (2016-2018)

Miami Heat: 4

  • Josh Harrellson (2012-2013)
  • DeAndre Liggins (2014)
  • Bam Adebayo (2017-Present)
  • Tyler Herro (2019-Present)

Milwaukee Bucks: 5

  • Doron Lamb (2012-2013)
  • Brandon Knight (2013-2015)
  • Eric Bledsoe (2017-Present)
  • Terrence Jones (2017)
  • DeAndre Liggins (2017-2018)

Minnesota Timberwolves: 1

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (2015-Present)

New Orleans Pelicans: 7

  • Anthony Davis (2012-2019)
  • Darius Miller (2012-2014 & 2017-Present)
  • Archie Goodwin (2016)
  • Julius Randle (2018-Present)
  • DeMarcus Cousins (2017-2018)
  • DeAndre Liggins (2018)
  • Andrew Harrison (2018-2019)

New York Knicks: 3

  • Josh Harrellson (2011-2012)
  • Enes Kanter (2017-2019)
  • Kevin Knox (2018-Present)

Orlando Magic: 4

  • Daniel Orton (2010-2012)
  • DeAndre Liggins (2011-2012)
  • Doron Lamb (2013-2014)
  • Isaiah Briscoe (2018-2019)

Oklahoma City Thunder: 6

  • Daniel Orton (2012-2013)
  • DeAndre Liggins (2012-2013)
  • Enes Kanter (2015-2017)
  • Patrick Patterson (2017-Present)
  • Nerlens Noel (2018-Present)
  • Hamidou Diallo (2018-Present)

Phoenix Suns: 5

  • Eric Bledsoe (2013-2017)
  • Archie Goodwin (2013-2016)
  • Brandon Knight (2015-2018)
  • Devin Booker (2015-Present)
  • Tyler Ulis (2016-2018)

Philadelphia 76ers: 4

  • Nerlens Noel (2013-2017)
  • Daniel Orton (2013-2014)
  • Alex Poythress (2017)
  • James Young (2018)

Portland Trail Blazers: 2

  • Enes Kanter (2019-Present)
  • Skal Labissiere (2019-Present)

Sacramento Kings: 5

  • DeMarcus Cousins (2010-2017)
  • Patrick Patterson (2013)
  • Willie Cauley-Stein (2015-Present)
  • Skal Labissiere (2016-2019)
  • De’Aaron Fox (2017-Present)

San Antonio Spurs: 1

  • Keldon Johnson (2019-Present)

Toronto Raptors: 1

  • Patrick Patterson (2013-2017)

Utah Jazz : 2

  • Enes Kanter (2011-2015)
  • Trey Lyles (2015-2017)

Washington Wizards: 1

  • John Wall (2010-Present)