Cal: 40-0 a goal, but more a coaching aspiration

Kentucky Coach John Calipari put the goal of 40-0 in perspective during Tuesday’s Media Day for UK basketball.

“Before I retire, I’d love to coach a team that goes 40-0,” he said. “. . . Will that happen? I don’t know. Every game we play, we play to win.”

The UK team, which has seven McDonald’s All-Americans, does not dwell on a goal of a 40-0 record, Calipari said. But shooting for such a record can help the team achieve on a high level.

Calipari said some of his former teams hoped for such a record. In falling short, they still won a large number of games.

“So we may not go 40-0,” he said, “but you’re doing special things.”