In his session with the media today ahead of tomorrow’s game against Austin Peay, John Calipari addressed the quote from Bobby Knight that has been swirling around the collective sports consciousness since last night.
No surprise here, but Calipari addressed the remarks quickly without trying to pick a fight, then requested that the subject of conversation return to basketball:
“I’m a big fan, I respect (Bob Knight) as a basketball coach, always have … don’t agree with what he said but it doesn’t change how I feel about him.”
Calipari also commented that he had visited Lubbock, Texas to watch Knight practice with his team while he was still active, and Knight even helped him improve the Dribble-Drive.
I can’t imagine that this will be the last time Cal is about Bobby Knight’s comment, but I also can’t imagine that he’s going to say much more than this, so I consider this closed.
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