NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For this week's Cal Cast, John Calipari, University of Kentucky men's basketball head coach, talks with Geno Auriemma, head coach of the women's basketball team for the University of Connecticut.
Cal Cast is a podcast featuring conversations between Calipari and top personalities from sports, business and entertainment.
Auriemma is on the verge of breaking his own record of consecutive wins with his UConn Huskies. On Jan. 10, Auriemma coached his team to an astonishing 90th consecutive win – tying the record set by Auriemma's team in 2010. Auriemma's Huskies face Southern Methodist University on the road this Saturday, with a chance to notch a record-breaking 91st consecutive win.
"One of the great coaches of all time in any sport, Geno Auriemma chases perfection every year, which is crazy," said Calipari. "What he tells me about how he motivates and focuses his team before each game is incredible to hear, whether you're a coach, business team leader or parent."
Auriemma's historic basketball coaching career at UConn includes 11 national championships – including titles over the past four consecutive years, 17 Final Four appearances and the highest winning percentage in the history of the sport. He also has served as the head coach of the United States women's basketball team since 2009, winning gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games.
The episode is available now via iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play and other podcast platforms. New episodes of Cal Cast, which is produced in partnership with Midroll, are available each Thursday.
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About John Calipari
John Calipari is the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Kentucky. He led the Kentucky Wildcats to the 2012 national championship, and the team has been to a total of six NCAA Final Four appearances in his career, including four in a five-year period. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 2015. Calipari is a New York Times Bestselling author and recently released his latest book, "Success is the Only Option."
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