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Calipari committed to turning Memphis into legit contender

Originally Published: October 19, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The vote had been taken. It was unanimous. John Calipari was leaving. He was going to accept the NC State job.

Every assistant on the private jet flying through the spring night in 2006 from Memphis to Raleigh had his hand up. Assistant John Robic, who had been with Calipari at UMass, voted with his leg. It was their way of assuring the coach that they would all make the move to the new school with him.

"Yeah, we were gone," Calipari said last ...

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