Coach Cal claims NABC Coach of the Year honor

03/31/2015 04:39 PM

Snub Cal once, shame on you. Snub Cal twice … well .. that’s just not going to happen.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named John Calipari its National Coach of the Year on Tuesday.

It is the third time in his career that Calipari has received the NABC award, which moves him into second place alone for most won. John Wooden earned the honor five times.

Last week, the United States Basketball Writers Association surprisingly skipped Calipari for its Coach of the Year award, instead electing to go with University of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett.

Calipari remains a finalist for both the Naismith Coach of the Year award and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015.


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