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Recruiting Style Defines Calipari

The Big Lead

The suspicions that Kanter was paid like a professional in Turkey predate his recruitment by UK. This is not the world picking on John Calipari or Kentucky basketball. It's an Enes Kanter issue. Either way, even Barney Fife saw these flashing lights approaching.

Some coaches wanted no part of Kanter and the inevitable fallout for whoever signed him. They determined that his sole American option was the NBA. Others hunkered down in fast-break pursuit.

Calipari is a fast-break pursuit guy. Assemble the best available players first; sort through the details later. That's the Cal Way, the road he has aggressively and aggrievedly traveled into one of the best jobs in college basketball.

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