|John Calipari named Naismith Coach of the Year after leading Memphis to NCAA title game|
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|Wednesday, 09 April 2008 12:16|
The Memphis coach led the Tigers to the NCAA title game where they lost 75-68 in overtime to Kansas.
It's the second Naismith award for Calipari, who won in 1996 after leading Massachusetts to the Final Four.
Memphis won 38 games and was ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the AP poll for a school-record 16 straight weeks.
Calipari is one of five coaches in NCAA Division I history to lead two different programs to a No. 1 national ranking. The others were Frank McGuire, Ralph Miller, Roy Williams and Eddie Sutton.