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Seth Greenberg goes to bat for John Calipari

Adam Luckettby:Adam Luckett06/11/23

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Things aren’t great for Kentucky basketball currently. Hall of Fame head coach John Calipari is receiving criticism from the fan base, local media, and national pundits. The Wildcats even lost another transfer portal target on Saturday afternoon when Creighton forward Arthur Kaluma committed to Kansas State. Despite the unfortunate run, ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg decided to bark against the criticism.

The former South Florida and Virginia Tech head coach went fired off multiple tweets telling anyone who would listen that the criticism that Calipari is receiving is not warranted.

Greenberg has made it known over the years that he and Calipari are friends. The 67-year-old media member has been a frequent visitor participating in Kentucky summer camps and conducting sit down interviews for ESPN with Calipari. The former ACC head coach believes that Calipari deserves some patience right now.

There are not a ton of good things being said about Kentucky basketball right now. Some criticism is earned and deserved. Kentucky is 57-36 since the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled and has not advanced to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament since 2019. Calipari is entering a must-win season and is dealing with a minor roster catastrophe as Kentucky could be looking at a team that has nothing but freshmen and sophomores in 2023-24. The coaching staff has failed to supplement the No. 1 recruiting class that the team will feature on the court due to the roster construction inefficiencies in the transfer portal.

John Calipari has a lot to prove this upcoming season, and the only thing that will satisfy supporters of the program is more winning.

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