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Same slogan, same hope at Kentucky

Originally Published: October 14, 2011
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Players first. That is John Calipari's mantra today, tomorrow and for as long as he remains coach at the University of Kentucky.

He said it at least four times during Thursday's media crush, unapologetically admitting that he is as committed to getting his players to the NBA after the season is over as he is to winning while the games are going on.

On the surface, what's wrong with that? Nothing. The NBA, not the NCAA, insists that kids intern in the college game ...

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