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By LARRY VAUGHT
Has Kentucky coach John Calipari ever had a more talented, deeper roster than the one he has this year?
“I don’t know. My first year in 2010 was really a good … I told you at that time it was the most talented team I had ever coached. Probably more talented. More guys than the 2012 team. But we all look the 2011 team and say, ‘Well, that team didn’t’ … now wait a minute,” Calipari said.
“Doron Lamb in the NBA. Terrence (Jones) in the NBA. Josh (Harrellson) in the NBA. Brandon (Knight) in the NBA. DeAndre (Liggins) in the NBA. Yeah, that team was shaky. Darius (Miller) in the NBA. You had six guys that played in the league and are still playing now. How did they get to a Final Four? You know what I say.
“I say like some of the guys, I coached them up. It was me. We should have never been to the Final Four with that team. It was the way I coached. The reality is we had six pros. We didn’t know it then. None of us knew. But reality we did.
“So you are talking 2010 and that team in 2012, you had a lot of talented kids on that team that decided to come together. We talked about it with this team. This team reaching their dreams is going to be based on how far this team goes and what this team does and how much we win.”