Kentucky coach John Calipari has another arrow he can add to his quiver of recruiting pitches: “When you come back for alumni games, your coach could be a hip-hop superstar.”
Coach Cal confirmed on Thursday that Drake will be a guest coach for the UK NBA Alumni Game on Sept. 15. The nine-time Grammy nominee is a noted celebrity Wildcats fan, even getting a personalized NCAA championship ring in July with “Drizzy” inscribed on the side.
It will be interesting to see who Drake’s counterpart will be next Saturday. Both that person and Drizzy have to live up to Christian Laettner’s Kentucky celebrity coaching standards.