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UK basketball coach Calipari talks about being a 'players first' program

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Posted at 7:53 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 19:53:49-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari says the team is fostering a "players first" culture as the team battles the challenges that come in the midst of COVID-19.

"I told the team 'let's be the best team in the country at dealing with COVID so we can worry about becoming better basketball players and a better team," said Calipari.

Coach Calipari cites housing, eating at the lodge, and practicing in the "bubble" as ways to keep players safe.

"We're doing everything we can to mitigate," he said. "We have no excuses at Kentucky, let's be the best at it."