If you go back to the first year, Daniel Orton was in the same position. Gallery: 7 things you might have missed in college basketball this week. How do we utilize each of these guys and their strengths? And he credits at least part of it to that meeting with Pitino. He was correct. But Gillispie was quickly exposed as someone not quite ready for a prime-time job with rumors of alcohol issues and womanizing running rampant across town though these were never confirmed.
Here is a detailed look at the John Calipari vs Rick Pitino rivalry, including Pitino when Calipari is the head coach: ; Calipari's record vs. Rick Pitino's Record vs. Kentucky.
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| Wins against Kentucky - 6 | Losses against Kentucky - 12 | Alma Mater: Massachusetts  Hometown: New York, NY. John Calipari and Rick Pitino share much in common.
Pitino, who was UK coach from throughhad a record of
In the first year after he left Kentucky, a team consisting of almost all of his players won another title under Tubby Smith in While winning it all was still a huge accomplishment, the rest of Tubby's tenure was painful to watch for most of the time. But he didn't, so he will have to settle for being the second best ever coach at Kentucky.
What he did in his time in Lexington was nothing short of miraculous. It is the trajectory of the program that Tubby created that puts him behind the next guy on the list, even though Tubby has a title and John Calipari doesn't Padgett explained the encounter served a greater purpose, which gave insight into why Pitino has had so much success. Last year, in his second season, he already had Kentucky back in the Final Four.
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|Pitino called him into his office for a one-on-one meeting shortly after he arrived on-campus in Lexington.
So who better to ask about the coaches, and bitter rivalry than Padgett?
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At the time of his retirement he had the most wins in NCAA history he is now fourth and an incredible If anything, it has heightened the intensity in Pitino, as well. In his 13 seasons at the helm, Hall, a Cynthiana, KY native, went a very respectable at Kentucky.
rivalry was never more interesting than in the Cal vs. The advantage has shifted to Calipari since he was named UK's head coach with a record versus Pitino's Cardinals during the past three.
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What makes Calipari and Pitino so unique? We ask a man who Don't expect the same U.S. scoring outburst vs. Chile on Sunday at the FIFA.
In his last six seasons at Kentucky, Pitino took the Wildcats to two Elite Eights, three Final Fours and one championship in with possibly the best team to ever take the floor in college basketball.
After winning his title inCoach Smith oversaw a decline in the program from the best team in the country to a perennial also-ran. He probably did as good of a job of following a legend of that magnitude as anyone else in the history of sports has ever done.
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For all of his winning and how he shaped the culture of Kentucky basketball, it really is impossible to say anyone other than Rupp is the best coach in Kentucky history. How do we utilize each of these guys and their strengths? The system evolved the following year when Brandon Knight was there, and was different when the Harrison twins started in the Kentucky backcourt for two years.