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By LARRY VAUGHT
Sometimes it’s easy to see why John Calipari seems perfect for the job he has at Kentucky.
Calipari spent Friday touring several eastern Kentucky coal mines in Martin and Pike Counties owned by Joe Craft’s Alliance Coal after Craft told workers if they made it to 400 days without an accident, he would bring the coach to the mines Ã¢â‚¬â€ and he did. Calipari signed autographs at eachÃ‚Â mine.
Calipari put out this tweet:Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“I get to feel for what my relatives did during their time in the mines. You wan to talk about salt-of-the-earth folks? These are them. It means so much to me & my family that I’m able to share time w/all these hard-working folks.”
Think what it meant to those men and women? And what it should mean for UK basketball because this is clearly a coach who knows and understands the Kentucky fan base and wants to stay in touch with that fan base.