Calipari Coming Back … to Speak

Former Memphis basketball coach John Calipari is scheduled to speak in Memphis tomorrow. He is the keynote speaker for the Delta Regional Authority’s annual meeting, held Monday and Tuesday at the Memphis Marriott Downtown (250 N. Main St.). Calipari is slated for Tuesday from noon to 1:15 p.m., and it was confirmed today that he has not been replaced and will indeed speak.

This will make his second public appearance in town following his departure to Kentucky. Earlier this month Calipari spoke briefly at the “Coach Cal and Friends” charity event at Harrah’s Tunica casino, receiving a lukewarm reception from the crowd. Calipari was booked for both events prior to leaving Memphis.

More details about the conference are available at Or read The Daily News’ article on the conference – written prior to Calipari leaving – at