Calipari is humble, hungry, not interested in Bulls


Kentucky coach John Calipari is telling Andy Katz that he has no interest in the Chicago Bulls head coaching job that became open Tuesday when Vinny Del Negro was fired.

After all, he's been recruiting kids to Kentucky and making sure to foster an environment of winning and "academic growth."

And it's nice to know Calipari takes the time every so often to engage his fans on with his audio posts on Lexy. Jim Boeheim, Bob Huggins and Fran Dunphy are signed on to record these as well, but no one does it quite like Coach Cal.

Calipari's mentioned everything on here from restaurant recommendations to hospital visits to his faults. Today, during a busy time for him, he took the time to preach about being both hungry an humble -- something he tells his players.

"Can you stay hungry? Can you stay challenged? The difference between arrogance and a swagger -- a swagger is earned and deserved, and it’s also brought about by someone that’s humble enough to know, ‘Man, I’ll tell you, I’ve been fortunate.’ Yet hungry enough to say, ‘Yes, I am fortunate, but I’m going to take advantage of my fortune and I’m going to be hungry and driven to be my best. When I lay my head on the pillow, did I do my best today? Did I do everything I could to improve myself and in all areas?"