March 26, 2013
If -- if -- John Calipari ever decides to go into TV broadcasting after his coaching career is done, he probably wouldn't have much trouble finding a job.
SI.com's Richard Deitsch interviewed multiple broadcasters, writers and executives in the media business to find out which college coaches had the most future broadcasting potential. Calipari was high on the list.
"John Calipari is a TV star," said Fox Sports Media Group executive producer John Entz, who will be hiring college basketball talent for Fox Sports 1. "He has great energy, presence, he's an excellent teacher, and completely understands the media business."
"John Calipari is a great coach, but he's also a great salesman," Jay Bilas said. "He'd sell the excitement of the games while informing at the same time. He'd have us all eating out of his hand."
Other coaches mentioned? Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo, Jay Wright, and plenty more. You can read it all here.