Monday, May 7, 2012

Calipari on Scheduling: The 25-Year-Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has written a long piece explaining his scheduling philosophy at UK.

Calipari says the 25-year-old model of scheduling no longer works for Kentucky.

Check out Calipari's thoughts:

Big Blue Nation, it’s time we learn and come to grips with the fact that we are not a traditional program. We haven’t been one for the last three years, and going forward, this will continue to be a nontraditional program.

The 25-year-old model doesn’t work anymore. It is done and blown up. We are going by our own model now: the gold standard. Everyone has to accept that.

We are going through things that no other program in the history of college basketball has gone through. No other program is losing five or six players a year. We are facing issues and having to make decisions with the thought of what’s next and where are we going, which includes our schedule.

When we schedule, there are three factors my staff and our administration must take into consideration: (1) preparing our players for the postseason, (2) our fans and (3) the financial component

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