John Calipari reacts to being left off Coach of the Year list

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is not one of the 15 nominees for the Naismith National Coach of Year. Calipari was asked about that at his Friday press conference to preview the game at Tennessee on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
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Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is not one of the 15 nominees for the Naismith National Coach of Year. Calipari was asked about that at his Friday press conference to preview the game at Tennessee on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.