How disappointing that Herb Brock felt it necessary to write such a mean-spirited piece on the state of Kentucky basketball and the hiring of John Calipari. I certainly agree that Kentucky basketball has had its share of miscues in its long history, but I am optimistic that the school and those who are entrusted with leading its programs have learned some vital lessons from past mistakes.
At least I am willing, at this very early stage of the hiring of John Calipari, to give him and the university a chance to prove themselves. I am also willing to believe that enough safeguards are in place to protect the program and the university.
I do not think the University of Kentucky's basketball situation is laughable or that the program is "the court jester of college basketball." What a jaded and negative opinion of a program that is so recognized and acknowledged for its many contributions to the success and lore of the game.