As Skip Bayless’ time with ESPN’s “First Take” came to a close earlier this week, Stephen A. Smith needed someone else to argue with. Thursday morning, Kentucky head coach John Calipari joined to set of the show, but host Molly Qerim didn’t seem to know who he was.
Calipari is all over the airwaves today as we are just hours away from the 2016 NBA Draft. Qerim seemed to forget that “Coach K” is the nickname for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and both Calipari and Smith called her out for it this morning.
If you are the host of one of the most popular shows on the biggest sports network in the world, it is kind of important to know who is coming on your show. It is also important to know one of the best college basketball coach’s in the country nickname.
I am sure Coach Cal didn’t appreciate being called the name of one of his biggest rivals. However, John Calipari seemed to get over it pretty quickly.
That kind of happens when you are one of the best coaches today.