John Calipari critics in full force after Kentucky loses to Saint Peters
Kentucky lost to Saint Peters in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, which was the biggest upset of the day on Thursday. The Wildcats’ 85-79 overtime defeat to what many thought was an inferior team came as a shock to many people. It also led many John Calapari critics to voice their thoughts.
Take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter following Kentucky’s big loss:
Nothing like watching Calipari get exposed for the fraud he is.
Has ZERO IDEA how to coach in close games. So used to being up by 20 against sisters of the poor.
Only an 18 pt favorite today. Good for St Peters for not being intimidated by the hype
— Dante (@DanteTheDon) March 18, 2022
I've always wondered what Kentucky deems John Calipari's job to be?
Is it to win titles or produce professional players?
It is unfathomable how little he wins with the talent he has.
It is also unfathomable how many pros he has produced and talent he has recruited. #Kentucky
— Evan Cohen (@EvCoRadio) March 18, 2022
Calipari has been paid 27 million since his last NCAA tournament win.
— Mike Willis (@michael_willis1) March 18, 2022
As sports fans, it’s our duty to understand that John Calipari is the most overrated coach in major sports, and it’s clearly undeniable at this point.
Helluva recruiter, not a good basketball coach.
— Jake (@JakeAndHoops) March 18, 2022
John Calipari has coached:
And a lot more…
He’s won 1 (one) title.
— Henry Patton (@Henry_Patton23) March 18, 2022
The vast difference in John Calipari’s two acts at Kentucky.
1 National Title
4 Final Four’s
5 Elite Eight’s
0 First Week Exits
3 #1 Picks
10 Top Ten Picks
0 National Title’s
0 Final Four’s
2 Elite Eight’s
2 First Week Exits
0 #1 Picks
3 Top Ten Picks pic.twitter.com/MCyoRRjG8W
— The Brotherhood (@BrotherhoodCBB) March 18, 2022
Yes, you have people talking about Calipari’s job security now.
Calipari followed arguably the worst season in UK basketball history with the worst first round loss in UK basketball history. The next time UK has a chance to win an NCAA tournament game it will have been almost 1,500 days since its last tournament win. Honest conversation time.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) March 18, 2022
The 63-year-old coach has been at Kentucky since the 2009-2010 season. He followed up a 9-16 season with a first-round exit against Saint Peters despite being a No. 2 seed.
Yes, the seat is getting warm around the Kentucky coach. Big Blue Nation is not happy.
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