What makes John Calipari a Hall of Fame coach?

04/06/2015 07:47 PM

John Calipari may not have been able to finish off a perfect season, but 2015 wasn’t a disappointment by any stretch of the imagination. This past week, Calipari racked up a number of coach-of-the-year awards, and today, was elected into one of the most elite clubs in college basketball, the Naismith Basketball Hall-of-Fame.

So what exactly was it that got Calipari voted into this year’s class?

Was it his four Final Fours in the last five seasons? The fact that he took three different schools to the Final Four? Maybe it was the 2012 National Championship? Or his 635-178 record as a head coach?

KSTV’s Thomas Beisner and Mark Krebs, who played for Calipari in 2009-‘10, talk about what makes John Calipari a Hall of Fame coach and why this honor should come as no surprise.

About Mark Krebs

Mark Krebs graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and was a three-year letterman in basketball. He proved himself to three different coaches (Smith, Gillispie, and Calipari) in his four years with the Cats and eventually earned a scholarship after three years of being a walk-on. Mark is currently splitting time between his book tour for Beyond a Dream and starring as part-time co-host on KSTV.


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