Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Does Calipari need his own Larry Shyatt? (a seasoned and grizzled deputy?)

It is no secret that Calipari is not exactly at his best at making in-game adjustments. And this has cost him some high-profile games in the NCAA tournament, including the NCAA Championship itself. So perhaps it may be time for Calipari to seriously consider getting a seasoned and grizzled former head-coach or career-assistant as his deputy, to fill-in the gaps and take some game pressure off.

This is by no means an admission of defeat - a number of Hall of Famers have done this. Calhoun with Blaney, Boeheim with Bernie Fine, and such. And if it wasn't for Larry Schyatt could "Billy the Kid" win back-to-back national championships? Probably not!

And there's more! Roy Williams has both Steve Robinson and Larry Bird look-a-like as assistants. And Dean Smith in an informal advisory role.

Needless to say, Coach K has the most high profile veteran assistant of all. I'm sure you all know who. If you are not sure who, just look at the team's logo/mascot ;-)

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