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Cal: To zone or not to zone?

John Calipari

Kentucky coach John Calipari faces a bit of a strategic dilemma with his Wildcats. The young team has experienced some problems with its man-to-man defense, but has shown promise while playing zone, the latter being a "four-letter word" for its coach.

When it comes to the zone defense, Kentucky coach John Calipari often sounds like 1970s sitcom character Arthur Fonzarelli attempting to say he was sorry or wrong to one of his Happy Days cohorts. He has trouble even getting the four-letter word out of his mouth. The only thing Calipari may hate more than the zone, however, is seeing his trademark man-to-man defense carved up for one easy basket... Recommended Stories

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