Lute Olson calls John Calipari act “unprofessional”

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

In an interview with Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman, former Arizona coach Lute Olson, while defending his former assistant Josh Pastner, takes a shot at UK coach John Calipari.


He defended his former protégé, Memphis coach Josh Pastner. “He needs to get his type of kids, the kind of kids he wants in the program to fit his style of play and coaching,” Olson said of Pastner, who played and coached under him. “I also thought it was unprofessional of John Calipari to take all those kids out of there to Kentucky. Very unprofessional.”

Olson is referring to former Memphis recruits DeMarcus Cousins and Darnell Dodson following Calipari from Memphis to Kentucky. If they had remained at Memphis, they would have played for Pastner, who was Cal’s assistant at Memphis and became head coach when Calipari left for Kentucky.

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