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Originally Posted by Westside View Post
I don't think it should come down. He resurrected UK when they had hit rock bottom. He took a bunch of misfits and Mashburn and took them to the elite eight and was an amazing shot away from the final four. He is largely responsible for three straight national title appearances and two national titles in three years (yes Tubby did the coaching for one title while Pitino had done the recruiting) and could very well have been three straight national titles barring an injury. I don't think you can take all that away from him. If you take it down you should take down anything of Cal's for the trouble he caused at UMASS and Memphis.
Memphis will probably never honor Cal... he was only there nine seasons and left them with a bad taste in their mouth.

Again, the Derrick Rose situation wasn't Cal's fault either, the NCAA's letter even said Calipari is not considered at risk in the investigation. The NCAA ruled him eligible, but after the season said his SAT couldn't be validated.

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