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John Calipari to be inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coach John Calipari will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The news was confirmed for WDRB by Hall of Fame member Dick Vitale.

Calipari was named as Naismith Coach of the Year on Sunday in Indianapolis. It is the third time Calipari has received the honor. He was previously named Coach of the Year in 1996 and 2008, while working at UMass and Memphis, respectively.

Calipari has coached the UK men's basketball team to the Final Four four times in the last five years. The team won the championship in 2012.

The Kentucky Wildcats current season record is 38-1.

He previously coached teams from UMass and Memphis to the Final Four as well. 

Calipari was a coach for the NBA's New Jersey Nets for three seasons.

An official announcement is expected to be made by the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.
 
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