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.
W/all the changes in college basketball, we've found ways to continue to be at the forefront and remain the gold standard on & off the court. We will always foster a culture that puts our #PlayersFirst, but it's also about putting our players in a position to be #BuiltDifferent. pic.twitter.com/KiUNVrias1— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 29, 2020
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."