On the Road with Mike

Dick Stockton and I got a chance to catch up with John Calipari at the United Center on the night Commissioner David Stern presented Coach Calipari’s former player Derrick Rose with the NBA’s Most Valuable Player trophy. Coach Calipari flew to Chicago to be there for the MVP Trophy Pre-Game Ceremony held prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Coach Calipari’s attendance demonstrates the great bond he’s developed with his star player from Memphis, as well as the high regard he has for Derrick and his family. He knows how much it meant to everyone for Derrick to earn that award.