WATCH: John Calipari Tells Story From His Early Coaching Career At Kansas

Many of you might not know, but John Calipari got his first coaching gig from the University of Kansas. Fresh out of Clarion University, John became an Associate Assistant at Kansas from 1982-1985, before moving on to Pittsburgh to become an official Assistant Coach for their basketball program.

Since Kentucky travels back to Lawrence, Kansas this weekend, John Calipari told a story I’m not sure he has ever told the media during his time here. It’s pretty cool to see the inner child come out of him when he’s telling this, recapping being a broke, low-man-on-the-totem-pole doing whatever it took to create a path for him to find success as a Head Coach some day.


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