Calipari to be presented Wooden coach of the year award in D.C.

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Had this passed along earlier this week, and it was of some note considering there is a fair amount of college hoops interest in these parts. …

Kentucky coach John Calipari will be given the Nell & John Wooden Coach of the Year Leadership Award on Thursday at the Capital Hilton (1001 16th Street NW). It is the first year for the award, which is presented by the Sports America Charitable Foundation.

Calipari led Kentucky to its first national title since 1998 earlier this year.

Proceeds from the event, which begins at 6 p.m., will benefit both the Wounded Warriors Project and the GI Film Festival. Tickets are available here.

– Patrick Stevens

 

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