Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils is congratulated by Rodney Hood #5 and Amile Jefferson #21 after scoring against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. (credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Keidel: NBA Needs To Raise Age Restriction

The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.

03/07/2014

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Kentucky Ties Record With 6 Picks In 1st Round Of NBA Draft

After the New Orleans Hornets made the long-expected selection of forward Anthony Davis with the first pick, Charlotte followed by taking fellow freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

WFAN–06/29/2012

Wally Szczerbiak and Mike Brown

NBA Draft Q&A With Wally Szczerbiak

CBS Sports Network analyst and former first-round pick Wally Szczerbiak joined CBS Local Sports to give perspective as to what the prospects are going through on the biggest night of their basketball lives.

06/26/2012

Terrence Jones (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: This And That Around The 2012 NBA Draft

Terrence Jones looked like a sure-fire top five pick after the first few games of his freshman season at Kentucky. Not any more.

06/26/2012

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Rothstein Files: 2012 NBA Mock Draft

Let’s face it, Anthony Davis is the obvious No. 1. But who should go next?

06/25/2012

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Rothstein Files: NBA Draft Notebook

No player could have a more perplexing night on their hands on June 28th than Iowa State’s Royce White.

06/11/2012

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Calipari Thinks Kidd-Gilchrist Should Be Second Pick

Anthony Davis may be the consensus number one pick in the 2012 NBA Draft but John Calipari believes another one of his players should be second.

05/10/2012

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Rising Star: Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

By: Mark Chalifoux The NCAA tournament has seen some stellar games, but the only team to really stand out thus far is the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, Kentucky. The Wildcats boast a lineup stock […]

03/29/2012

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during their 69-62 win over the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.

WFAN–01/02/2012

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From The Champions Classic

Very few times in life do the stars align perfectly, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

WFAN–11/16/2011

John Calipari

Rothstein Files: Five Observations Of Kentucky Basketball

There’s no questioning that this group of Wildcats has the potential to be John Calipari’s most talented team ever.

10/26/2011