Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish and the guys over at CBS Sports spent the summer mingling with college basketball coaches across the country. They took an anonymous poll asking which college basketball coach is perceived as the biggest cheater. And surprise, surprise John Calipari was right at the top of the list.
Calipari received 36-percent of the votes and was followed by Baylor’s Scott Drew at 34-percent. UCLA’s Ben Howland, Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun and Indiana’s Tom Crean also received votes.
An unnamed coach had this to say about Calipari, “Cal probably doesn’t have to cheat now as much as he used to, but he’s still the standard. The rest of us can’t even deal in his league. He’s the best.”
And this quote about college basketball coaches in general, “They all [expletive] cheat. Every high-level coach cheats.”
Calipari is an obvious choice for many throughout basketball when discussing biggest cheaters simply because he had two Final Four appearances removed via sanctions. Also, haters are going to hate anytime a program is successful. And Cal’s three years at UK have all been crazy successful.
Read the article for yourself by clicking here. It’s pretty interesting stuff.
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