By LARRY VAUGHT
Normally John Calipari likely would have been at a Kentucky Derby party Friday and likely could have been at Churchill Downs today for the Derby.
But this year he was a little more occupied — he had successful hip replacement surgery Friday after obviously limping to the finish of Kentucky’s championship run.
Recruiting, NBA discussions with his players and a promotional tour for his new book delayed the surgery Calipari has known he needed for months until Friday.
Kentucky’s twitter account posted: “All went well. Thank you for the thoughts and prayers for him.”
Calipari, 55, had his right hip replaced Friday. He had his left one replaced back in 2004 when he was coaching at Memphis.
Here’s your chance to wish him well and we’ll send the messages to the UK basketball office.