Calipari ready for Kentucky stage

Originally Published: April 5, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- There were no fans. Just John Calipari, a reporter and two cameras in a downtown hotel Saturday afternoon. Yet the new Kentucky coach, likely the highest-paid college basketball coach in the country, was on stage.

He knows his audience, so Kentucky fans, listen up. Coach Cal wants you to know a number of things:

• Calipari cried when he made the decision to leave Memphis.

"I hate to say this for Kentucky fans, but your basketball coach cried," ...

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