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John Calipari compares the NCAA to the crumbling Soviet Union in new book

April 10, 2014
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John Calipari isn’t just a basketball coach, but also a published author, with three books to his name already. A fourth, called Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out, is set to release April 15th, and was co-written by New York Times contributor Michael Sokolove. In the book, Calipari writes about his experiences coaching the Kentucky Wildcats over the last five seasons, and also blasts the NCAA for taking advantage of athletes — one chapter is titled “At War? Common Sense Versus the NCAA.”

Calipari, who has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers following the Wildcats’ loss to Connecticut Monday, writes that the NCAA needs to embrace reform or risk extinction.

READ MORE: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/john-calipari-ncaa-soviet-union/


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