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John Calipari discusses his 2012-13 Kentucky Wildcats.
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SEC media day obviously everyone's talking headline is probably our program being the biggest one was -- headline of your season. We'll GS may right now there's five or six teams in the SEC better than us right now as we speak. That Tennessee and Florida Missouri and -- Alabama Jimmy got a lot of teams better than us. I'm -- and in time my team will be one of those teams we all think they're going to be. But right now we don't defend well or you know a nice long athletes not. But you got to guard somebody got to guard together collectively get a rebound you gotta spread to court. We don't do any of that right now so we have a ways to go an interesting pre season as he invited the entire nation inside the program through network television what's happened like. Well we said no initially and I said no for more than a month I didn't wanna do it but then it came down to you know want. It wouldn't be bad for people to see the kind of kids that we have spent a 3.2 grade point average we have nine players over a B average last -- nine. Well the college students who have to have big dreams and they're chasing those dreams. To see how hard they work. Some assembling your practice should be I'm not worried about that I'm not embarrassed about how it -- put Michael in my coach Mateen. I'm embarrassed about it I'm not afraid that I must say or do something that I am who I am this is how I coached. Some -- help in recruiting one of -- and watches and said I don't play for that guy public that helping you for recruiting self. I didn't do it for courteous said. What we're gonna go one and one -- I mean I don't need help recruiting. This is a chance to show off for kids and you have managed to lock down those top recruiting classes every single year what are some of the keys there. The guys reform and go to the NBA basically an easy these that is near green tools now I tell him and I don't have to bring up the NBA. It's a big white elephant in the room they already know I tell him it's not for everybody if you're not willing to work. And challenge yourself be if you wanna shoot all the balls can't come here you -- win a national title yet. Can you do myself now. When you're gonna play with another 78 guys which means. You know that you know the loss. He gonna defend you gonna run you gonna be no greater shape realizing if you don't want that don't come to a smoke drink chased it don't come here you can do that another issue you can do that here. -- everybody Super Bowl every game you play in a row is sold out every single game can you play every night if you can't don't come here if others I can't hide you. So if you wanna know what I say and Holmes that's when I -- in -- we don't bring up the NBA I don't have to do they know it's there. High expectations for this point twelfth class how would you find success. Being at our best let's be our best. I say let's play to win play to win is be our best if that's not good enough we go on to the next game thanks can't get like the season.