38 Total Quotes

John Calipari Quotes

I was happy for Joey. One of the things we had talked about was getting him more looks. He stepped up and we did that.
John Calipari
#Happiness

We have strong legs. That's what we strive to have in March and that's what we have.
John Calipari
#Legs

How about that? That's the first time in the history of the school.
John Calipari
#History

Obviously I didn't make the game fast enough. I didn't coach up to snuff. So, you know, it's a little bit of everything. We move on.
John Calipari
#Coach

People thought I was crazy. I've had more fun coaching this style.
John Calipari
#Fun

There was no one that played well. In this kind of game, you must have two or three guys that really play well and that everyone talks about after the game. We didn't have anybody.
John Calipari
#Game

They think they're supposed to win. It makes me laugh. They're looking at me, like, 'Would you calm down?
John Calipari
#Calm

[The next day the 6-2 guard did an interview with CBS Sports.] The basketball fans of this country wanted to know if this kid was OK, ... He let them know that this was a ton of bricks 'that hit me in the head, but I'm OK and I'll be OK. Thank you for the compassion.'
John Calipari
#Basketball

This is what Conference USA should be in every game and every building. This is a basketball environment.
John Calipari
#Basketball

Not an arrogance, because that gets away from you. The swagger that says, 'You may beat us, but you better come out swinging.' But it is not his swagger, it is our swagger, and he has to get everybody believing. 'Can (Washington) help me be that way?'
John Calipari
#Arrogance

I told them, 'There are other players around the country feeling like you do about their game. Just keep working at it. You'll be fine. We may not be playing great right now. Don't worry about that. We're winning the way we're playing, but they're going to have to start playing a little bit better.
John Calipari
#Country

How 'bout that. We're chasing greatness.
John Calipari
#Greatness

What I'm seeing now, what I saw at [Massachusetts], it's like the machine is up and running now. But it's taken six years. At Mass, it took me five.
John Calipari
#Running

When we coach against another team, we're trying to make it as hard as we can on them to beat us. On this committee, we're trying to (make it) as hard as we can for them not to give us (the No. 1 seed). They may not, but we made it very difficult for them by winning the game.
John Calipari
#Trying

Our defense was phenomenal. Joey Dorsey was an absolute monster, and we need him to be a monster.
John Calipari
#Defense

I second the motion. His record is spotless. He graduates every kid. He doesn't look at other women. He doesn't smoke.
John Calipari
#Women

If they can keep these games from being fast-paced games, with the guys they have out there, they can continue doing this. If it's in the 60s, they got a chance.
John Calipari
#Games

Those guys on TV and radio have to come up with some opinions and some upsets.
John Calipari
#Opinions

My stars were stars. They are skilled basketball players, and there's a lot of them, which makes it kind of nice.
John Calipari
#Basketball

Go ball. Go ball. I'll worry about the coaching. You just get out there and ball.
John Calipari
#Worry

They have fresh legs and fresh minds and that's what we're always trying to strive for in March.
John Calipari
#Trying

They could be playing like this is destiny and find the adrenaline to go crazy. Or they could be worn down.
John Calipari
#Destiny

This was not our best performance. We just did stuff that I haven't seen since the first of the season. We picked a day to miss 15 one-footers.
John Calipari
#Performance

All of a sudden our schedule stinks, even though we've played these other tough games.
John Calipari
#Games

It was one of those crazy, crazy games. We're lucky to get out of here alive.
John Calipari
#Games

The great news is that we have a lot of guys coming back and a lot of guys coming in. So for this program, yeah, you'd like to have some guys back. But it's about them at this point.
John Calipari
#News

It was my mistake,
John Calipari
#Mistake

Our half-court defense is still our staple. That's what we are. We want to make the game hard for the other team. It's hard to run plays when you can switch and do the things we do.
John Calipari
#Defense

We held opponents to 37.8 percent in field goal percentage on the year. But for some reason, everybody thinks we're a pressing, 3-point shooting team. I don't know where that came from. We're a balanced, skilled team. We can pass, catch and shoot.
John Calipari
#Reason

Hopefully he'll respond to this and understand I'm trying to do whatever I can to make sure he understands there are boundaries,
John Calipari
#Trying