A funny thing happened after Mike Francesa interviewed Kentucky Coach John Calipari on his WFAN radio show, and, afterward, opined that Calipari isn’t a “classic” Xs and Os coach.
Francesa’s assertion that Calipari is a master at recruiting and motivating players caused a phone line to light up and, suddenly, “John from Kentucky” was on the air for a spirited debate.
“Are you saying I can’t coach? Why didn’t you say that while I was sitting next to you?” Calipari said with a laugh.
He went on. “You said, ‘he’s not not too good.’ That’s basically saying I can’t coach. … You know what they call me? The magician. ‘Cal the magician.’”
A little later, Calipari got in the last word:
You can disagree without being disagreeable. Mike Francesa and I are good. Always have been. By the way, once again he's wrong. LOL!
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 21, 2014
It’s fairly amusing August entertainment.