Coach Cal has a book coming out on Tax Day.
“Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out,” was written by Calipari and Michael Sokolove. The Amazon page for the book has a fawning quote from President Clinton: “If you are a college basketball fan like I am, you’ll understand why I’ve long admired John Calipari’s leadership style. While no coach treasures a win more than John, this terrific book reveals his greater purpose—to lead his young players to better lives, and then challenge them to give back to others.”
Probably not going to be much in here about Memphis, judging from the Amazon description:
“In ‘Players First,’ John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball’s most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory.
At its core, Calipari’s coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players—what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what…”