Lack of consistency only complaint John Calipari has with officials

John Calipari (Vicky Graff Photo)


Lost a little bit because of his postgame rant about pressure on coaches and the need to guarantee coaching contracts, John Calipari also had a more minor rant on traveling violations called during his team’s win at Georgia Saturday night.

“I thought there were a lot of walks on both sides. I thought there were a lot of walks on both sides. We’ll look at the tape. There were a couple that I’m not sure they moved their feet, but I’m going to see. And then I’ll watch the others to see if they did the same thing, exactly the same thing, and if they didn’t call those,” Calipari said.

“I don’t really care what they call, but when they make that call you gotta call it down on the other end. You just can’t say, ‘I’m going to call these here and not call them there.’ You can’t do that. I don’t care what they call. If you’re going to call a push in the post with two hands, OK. And then when he gets pushed with two hands, you call it every single time. Every one.

“That’s what I tell them. I don’t care what you call. Now you’re going to have to call that at the other end. Like carries. You know, if you get my guy with a carry then I’m on it. You better call carries down at that other end. I don’t care. Don’t call it or call it, but you just—the consistency is the only thing that I complain about.”

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