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John Calipari to receive NABC Guardians of the Game Pillar Award

Congratulations are in order for John Calipari, one of eight coaches who will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Guardians of the Game Pillar Awards, which represent the NABC’s core values of advocacy, education, inclusion and leadership, next month.

Calipari, Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker, and South Carolina head coach Frank Martin will receive the award for inclusion for leading and launching the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI), a coach-driven initiative to provide minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: integrity, education, leadership and mentorship.