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Is John Calipari the most overrated college basketball coach?

Kentucky head coach John Calipari revitalized the Kentucky basketball program since he was hired in 2009, but has the success been his or his players? Many believe Calipari is a good recruiter but doesn't bring much in terms of coaching acumen and fails to maximize his players' potential. Still, he has reached four Final Fours and won one national championship in his seven years with the team. That takes coaching skills. What do you think? 🏀

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John Calipari has looked good riding the talent of his players. But when you really break it down, he's just the best salesman in the country. Ask him to make adjustments or work the X's and O's and you have a mediocre coach at best. Even when he has talent, he can't do much with it. Here's Bryan Chai with more:

Let’s take a look at Coach Cal’s inaugural Kentucky team from 2010. They lost in the Elite Eight to a well-coached, but not particularly talented, West Virginia team. Coach Cal featured future NBA stalwarts Wall, Cousins, Bledsoe and Patterson. They’ve all gone on to varying degrees of success at the professional level. As far as the NBA-level talent on West Virginia that year? Devin Ebanks had a cup of coffee with the Lakers. That’s about it. And yet the Mountaineers put together a stellar 73-66 win over the more talented Wildcats.
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It takes more than talent and luck to win a national championship. People are jealous of his recruiting skill and want to discount him as much as possible, but Calipari has made four Final Fours and a national title in seven years at Kentucky. He can obviously do more than just recruit. Here is Reid Forgrave with more on Calipari and the 2015 Final Four squad:

And so, when we look at this year’s Kentucky team as it tries to make history, let’s reframe how we look at Cal: He’s surely one of the best leaders in coaching. He’s somehow convinced a bunch of absurdly talented basketball players from the me-first AAU basketball culture to value playing defense over playing offense. He’s not just the one-and-done guy; he’s the coach-psychologist who has coached a group of talented teenagers to set their egos aside and value team over individual.
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