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Calipari Accepts Naismith National Coach of Year Award

38 Wins..

Another League and Tournament Title..

And a run up to the National Championship game..

What a Great run for the Tigers and Head Coach John Calipari..

And it culminates with the Tigers Bench Boss receiving his Naismith National Coach of the Year award tonight at the Final Tigers Scholarship Fund Meeting at the Hilton in East Memphis.

The Honor is presented by Jim Williams, chairman of the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

  Calipari says:

"This is what happens when you have great players and great assistants.  Now, all of our starters are applying for the NBA Draft, and several of my assistants have taken Head Coaching Jobs. That's great! When you win, success follows everone."

It's the second time Calipari has won Naismith Coach of the Year.

He also won in 19-96 after guiding Umass to the Final Four.

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