Kentucky Wildcat basketball coach John Calipari is the highest-paid coach in the country. The 64-year-old makes $8.4 million annually, quite the chunk of change.
But, his results in Lexington have been less than exceptional. Brought in in 2009 to recreate the Kentucky dynasty, John Calipari has captured just one national championship in his fourteen years at the helm.
And, given the sensational recruiting classes and star players that have come through the program, it’s a borderline-impossible level of incompetence.
The Wildcats had a slow start to the season and found themselves on the bubble before a strong end of the season to earn the sixth seed in the Eastern Regional of the NCAA Tournament. They beat Providence in round one, but, they fell to Kansas State on Sunday, 75-69.
This comes a year after John Calipari and his team lost to 15th-seeded St. Peters last year. And, they’ve won just one tournament game in the past four tournaments.
#Princeton has more NCAA Tournament wins in the last 4 days than #Kentucky does in the last 4 years!
— Davey Hudson (@Davey_Hudson) March 19, 2023
And, Kentucky fans want John Calipari removed from his position.
Fire Calipari. I'm done now. These refs were a joke but he consistently cannot adapt. Will very much enjoy KSU getting rocked by Marquette once they stop getting all the calls.
— Mike (@mikedee__) March 19, 2023
Please for the love of god fire john calipari
— The Teflon Don (@iKhonGamin) March 19, 2023
I can't wait to be preseason top 5 again next year, stumble our way through a frustrating season, watch the worst coaching you can possibly imagine, and get bounced in the 2nd round! Woohoo!!!!!! #BBN
— Fire Calipari (@KentuckyDrifter) March 19, 2023
Don’t worry, Kentucky fans! You have more five-stars coming next year and surely this will be the group that turns it around!