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Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:25 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 2:28 pm
 
McDonald's All-American Jelan Kendrick is no longer a part of the Memphis basketball program, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Saturday.

Kendrick is expected to transfer to an undetermined school at the semester break.

Memphis will release him, the source said.

Kendrick spent part of the preseason suspended from the Tigers after sources told CBSSports.com he made a verbal and startling threat to a teammate, this after spending much of the offseason bickering and fighting with teammates to the point where he was not allowed to go on an exhibition trip to the Bahamas. The 6-foot-7 wing was subsequently placed in counseling and seemed to be doing better; he was reinstated in time for last Tuesday's exhibition, but suspended again before Friday's season-opening win over Centenary because of what The Commercial Appeal described as an "incident" at shoot-around.

The decision to permanently remove Kendrick from the team was made Saturday morning.

Memphis next plays Miami on Monday night.

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Yawnnnnn.... Who cares - college BK has a playoff... we'll find out



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 8:55 am
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Was this written in sarcasm? Judging from your "uksmithfan" name, I'm guessing not. And you called another poster delusional? Do you say your prayers to/pay homage to "Teflon John" Calipari every morning? I thought so.

Again, pleae provide PROOF of ANYTHING that Coach Cal has been found guilty of.....Problem is, you CAN'T. All you CAN do is throw accusations which hold not proof at all.

Fact: UMass had their Final Four stripped because a player accepted benefits from an agent. Coach Cal found out about the benefits and contacted the NCAA HIMSELF.

Fact: The NCAA CLEARED Rose TWICE, only to have him declared ineligible at the end of the season. For the record, ANY coach would have played Rose once he had been cleared. Please explain, using PROOF, how Coach Cal was guilty of ANY involvement in the Rose case. You CAN'T because all you CAN do is throw out "things you've heard" from other posters.

Fact: Coach Cal is not and has not been under investigation by the NCAA for ANYTHING. Again, you can comment on things you have heard other posters comment on, but until there are facts, which after 20 years, there are NONE supporting your "accusations", your comments are simply rumor and heresay.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 5:43 am
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Was this written in sarcasm? Judging from your "uksmithfan" name, I'm guessing not. And you called another poster delusional? Do you say your prayers to/pay homage to "Teflon John" Calipari every morning? I thought so.


"Your inclusion of Kentucky on this needs to be corrected. The other two school DO have proven cheaters leading their programs, but Kentucky is not currently under investigation for anything. And if you would do your research, you would see that Coach Cal has not ever been under investigation for anything. According to the NCAA, he is a clean coach, despite your dilusional beliefs."



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2010 10:39 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Listen, I like Josh Pastner and I think he is a classy guy, but all of this talk about Pastner being so great because he kicked this kid of the team is a bit overblown.  I applaud Pastner for kicking the kid off the team, but seriously, at least 75% of D-I coaches would have done the same thing.  This kid was and still is completely out of control.  The things he said and did were beyond skipping class or being late for practice.  He threatened a teammate and has been completely disrespectful towards the coaching staff.  If Pastner would have left him on the team, it would have far more distructive than losing a 5 star player.

Kudos to coach Paster for standing firm on this, but a lot of other coaches would've done the exact same thing.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2010 10:34 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Check your facts before you make comments like the last one.

 

Facts (for Kentucky fans) consist of two categories:

1. They won national championships (back before any of their current players were born.)

2. Whatever they read or think they might have read at some time on a message board.

 

They're just plain delusional. Cal was a sleazy used car salesman before they decided they'd rather have wins than integrity. Now, he's the best coach in the world and a has never done anything wrong in his life. There is no reasoning with a person whose head is that deep in the sand.





Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2010 8:50 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

How could you possibly think that Cal could deal with this any better.  He is all about winning at all cost and the learning and education are really second. That is why he recruits the "one and done" players.  Not faulting him for this...it is just who he is.  I was his biggest fan when he was here at Memphis, and there were MANY incidents with player discipline issues, and it will continue at Kentucky... it was out of control here at some points in his tenure.  Check your facts before you make comments like the last one.



Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2010 8:22 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

So thankful to hear at least one D1 coach will not put up with these type actions from a spoiled brat.   We need more of this in our programs.  It will help the kids and the programs.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2010 7:20 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Sean is like only a handful of coaches out there


Who you talkin' 'bout



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2010 7:19 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Maybe Josh should have stayed on the bench with Cal a little longer to learn how to handle these kids


Cause Cal has always been great at handling his kids. Riight ...




Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2010 5:02 pm
 

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

Honestly this is the best thing to happen to a team.  It shows them that no one is above the coach and it hopefully teachs that kid a lesson on hardwork and respect pay off.  Sean is like only a handful of coaches out there that do the right thing regardless of a players skill set.  I would think him, Lorenzo Romar and the coach at Pitt are in a class of their own.



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