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ESPN on Adolph Rupp’s legacy, whether or not Calipari can surpass him

This summer, ESPN has been running a series on the programs in college basketball history with legendary coaches, and how they have — or have not — moved on from them. Today was Kentucky’s turn, and the ESPN staff ranked Adolph Rupp’s successors as such:

  • 1. John Calipari
  • 2. Rick Pitino
  • 3. Joe B. Hall
  • 4. Tubby Smith
  • 5. Eddie Sutton
  • 6. Billy Gillispie

What’s more interesting is the debate that follows. Jeff Borzello, Joe Lunardi, and Myron Medcalf tackled the issue of Rupp’s legacy, and whether or not Calipari can ever surpass him.