John Calipari Rumors
“Anthony is on the path to mastering all the parts of his game that, in my opinion, will one day make him one of the best to ever play the sport,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari told The Athletic. “Anthony can do things offensively and defensively that other players just can’t do. It’s why I think he’s already in that conversation for the best in our sport right now.”
Her death hit KAT especially hard given the close relationship he had with his mother. Jackie and her husband, Karl Sr., frequently accompanied their son on road trips, both in college at Kentucky and in the NBA with the Timberwolves, and could always be heard from the stands. Big Karl was the demanding coach and Jackie was the doting caretaker. “He was a mama’s boy. That’s what he was,” Kentucky coach John Calipari told The Athletic. “The grieving process is different in different people. I think he’s still numb to all the stuff. I really do.”
Chase Hughes: John Calipari on ESPN2 says Tyrese Maxey will be the next Jamal Murray or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, i.e. a Kentucky guard overlooked in the draft who later proves better suited for the NBA level. Could have cited Herro and Booker as well.
Rose also hired William Wesley for a role in the front office, who was his colleague at CAA. “There’s also a real fear in the NBA,” said Bill Simmons. “I’m fine talking about this. It’s rumor, heresy stuff. But it’s just a fact. Kentucky, Worldwide Wes had a great relationship with John Calipari. CAA’s got multiple Kentucky guys and there’s a real fear in the league that the Knicks are going to become the Kentucky pipeline team. “Devin Booker is a great example of that, right? Even though he’s on a big deal right now, at some point if he wanted to move out of there... “The league is kind of watching the Kentucky factor with that team.
Kentucky Coach John Calipari shared similar sentiments when we spoke last month. Of Butler’s reputation for dishing out too-tough love to teammates and the impact he has had on two former Kentucky stars, Adebayo and Tyler Herro, Calipari said: “I think Jimmy Butler has convinced both of my guys to believe more.”