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Cal To Coach Dominican Republic

Post  Carolina Kat on Fri May 06, 2011 2:03 am

Coach Cal Accepts Offer to Coach Dominican Republic

by Garrett Tucker

May 5th, 2011 07:19 PM

John Calipari has found a new team to take the reins of—no not the NBA or another college team. An Olympic squad looks to be in Cal's future.

Thursday afternoon, Calipari formally accepted and announced his decision to coach the Dominican Republic for the upcoming FIBA's Tournament of the Americas via

Joining Calipari is Kentucky's own, Eloy Vargas.

Vargas, along with other Dominican stars will Screw to Lexington to participate in their own mini-camp.

Here is an excerpt from Coach Cal regarding the camp:

Originally Posted by :

I have already spoken with several of the Dominican players in the NBA and Southgate will have more about those players’ participation in the coming weeks. We will hold a mini-camp here, in Lexington, at the beginning of August with some of the Dominican Republic’s emerging young stars, most of whom are already playing American college basketball, including our own Eloy Vargas. The mini-camp will precede the team’s official training camp which will include the veterans.

Originally Posted by :

We really hope the Big Blue Nation will show the Dominican Republic the love and support you show our University. There will be an opportunity for fans to see the team in a planned exhibition game at Rupp Arena vs. former Cats and also my former players.
It should be entertaining to see Eloy suit up under Calipari and compete for his home country.

But the most interesting things will be the mini-camp and scrimmage(s) against former Kentucky players.

It should be great!

Here is all the info regarding Coach Cal and his decision to take the job with the Dominican Republic.

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