This editorial appeared in The Lexington Herald-Leader.
The cable broadcast pooh-bahs who slobber over college basketball coaches like teen-age boys over the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue are all into the hosannas about the University of Kentucky hiring University of Memphis coach John Calipari to succeed Billy Gillispie.
Excuse us if we're not breaking out the blue-and-white face paint and pom-pons.
UK could've done better. And certainly could've gotten someone without a reputation as a shady recruiter and overseer of programs at Memphis and the University of Massachusetts whose athletes have had nasty brushes with the law and/or NCAA regulations.
This is the University of Kentucky, after all, where President Lee T. Todd Jr. has made a big deal of breaking the cycle of NCAA penalties every decade since the 1950s.
There were jokes flying around on Tuesday about renaming "The Erupption Zone," the student section behind one of the baskets.
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