By LARRY VAUGHT
Welcome back swaggy John Calipari.
The Kentucky coach is back acting like the man who just added the nation’s best graduate transfer to an already loaded roster and just had two more lottery picks in the NBA draft.
He’s taking his team across the state for youth camps — and Sunday he’s even invited fans to meet and greet the team on its ride back from Frankfort to Lexington on R.J. Corman’s private train.
Where else would that happen but Kentucky?
“Graduation day is over. Last night was both exciting and disappointing, as it always is,” Calipari said Friday about the NBA draft. “I’m excited for the four players who got drafted. I’m excited for Kevin, Shai, Jarred and Hami because they are all in good places.
“I’m disappointed Wenyen’s work to get on a team is not done yet, but I always tell every player that I coach when we go through this process, ‘It may not go perfectly, but if it’s your dream, you’ll make it.’ And I know our guys are made for this.
“I can look back at DeAndre Liggins and Andrew Harrison and know that the draft doesn’t define your dreams. Everybody’s path is different.”
Here comes the swaggy part.
“Now my work begins on next year’s team,” Calipari said. “With the added hours, I’m going to spend more time in the summer than I normally do trying to create something special.
“This team is as hungry as any team as I’ve coached, individually and collectively. They inspire me to want to do more.”