Tuesday, March 8, 2016

John Calipari Defends Bruiser Flint, Says Damion Lee Transfer Changed Drexel's Season

John Calipari defended the firing of good friend Bruiser Flint Monday night and pointed to the transfer of Damion Lee (to Louisville) as the reason why Flint lost his job.

Here is an excerpt:

"I'm hoping I get to talk to you, but the biggest issue is that you're talking about a good man who's great for that university, probably never told anyone no if they asked him to do something, loved Drexel, loves Philly, the same thing with the city of Philadelphia and our profession.

"But what happened was, the NCAA has a rule that a kid can leave a program like Drexel after being coached and molded for three years and go to another school without having to sit out. If (Damion) Lee is there, they're in the NCAA Tournament. We're not even talking in these terms, but that happened. It's not about the school (Louisville) that took him. It's about we let it happen.

"Understand, I've been in a dogfight to say this is ridiculous. We took a kid because I saw Duke did it. Even then, I was like it disgusts me that we're doing this. The kid was going to go somewhere, so why don't we take him?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Flint had been there since 2001-2002...no NCAA Tournament to show for it. After a while even at the mid major level you either produce or get fired. With Lee at Drexel, they may have challenged for a CIT bid at best.

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