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Calipari: 'I'm a regular guy'

Updated: April 1, 2009, 11:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- John Calipari thought he'd pop up on Kentucky's radar two years ago when the Wildcats were looking for Tubby Smith's replacement and Calipari was coming off a 33-win season at Memphis.

He spent a week constantly asking his wife Ellen if Kentucky's number had finally popped up on the caller ID.

"I called my wife every day for six days. Did they call? Did they call?" Calipari said. "Then I kind of figured out: They're not calling."

Two years and two days later, ...

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