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Friday Quickies: John Calipari a Future Politician Edition

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John Calipari for governor? Sign me up.

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Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari is pretty good at his job. Over his entire career, he boasts a .7183 winning percentage that’s good for currently 13th all-time. While that’s been with many star-studded recruits each season, Calipari has also had to restructure his roster almost every year due to his players leaving early for the pros.

Last February, Sporting News also named Kentucky as the top program of the last decade.

And on Thursday, one of Calipari’s former assistants said the UK coach could go even farther with his career. It would, however, be relatively far from the sidelines of Rupp Arena’s hardwood.

Georgia Tech basketball head coach Josh Pastner told KSR’s Aaron Tores he believes Calipari has the potential and drive to become a politician after his coaching days. Keeping in mind that Calipari is already 60, Pastner held firm that Cal is a “young 60” and could coach 10-12 more years before pursuing life in politics.

“I’ve told him this before: I think at some point he’s going to get into politics and try to run for President of the United States. People think I’m crazy when I say that. Don’t be surprised if he tries to go that route.”

Would it surprise you if Calipari one day campaigned for a position in our government?

He certainly has the drive, brand, connections and vision to be successful whether it’s in Frankfort or Washington D.C.

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Who let the doctor come out and throw a pitch like this?

Quickies

Seventeen former Cats part of NBA restart in Orlando - Cats Illustrated

Over half of the league’s former Wildcats are finishing the season in Orlando.

Former Oklahoma Sooners coach John Blake dies at 59 - USA Today

“He was a dang good football coach.”

Kentucky faculty want name change for arena named after former coach Rupp - ESPN

Will UK actually go through with this?

Ranking UK’s quarterbacks against the SEC - Cats Illustrated

How does Kentucky’s QB room stack up?

Barry Alvarez warns Wisconsin athletics ‘at risk’ if football season canceled - ESPN

That’s a lottttt of revenue.

President Trump says he’ll throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium in August - USA Today

This will be the first for Trump since taking office.

Washington NFL team to use ‘Washington Football Team’ for 2020 season - ESPN

Considering the lack of creativity, thank goodness it’s temporary.