Brooks Place resident leaves impression on Calipari
University of Kentucky coach John Calipari hasn’t forgotten his visit to Winchester a couple of weeks ago.
Prior to speaking to the University of Kentucky-Clark County Alumni Club, Calipari made a stop at Rose Mary C. Brooks Place and met a 96-year-old resident.
Calipari recalled the visit to the facility during Kentucky’s annual Media Day festivities Thursday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.
“I walk in and all the ladies and a few gentlemen were in the nursing home,” he said. “And a lady says, Coach Cal, Coach Cal, can you come over here. And I walk over, and she was sitting. “Are you working on free throw shooting?” “Yeah.” “What drills do you do on free throw shooting? Coach, do you understand the difference between winning and losing games? In most cases it’s free throws.”
I said, “Ma’am, how old are you?” “96.” I asked the ladies there, how many of you watch the games in Canada? I’m in a nursing home. They all watched. How many of you tape the games? Half of them raise their hands. They watch the tapes more than I watch the tapes.
“That’s Kentucky basketball.”