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Calipari using 'device' to monitor players

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08:19 AM ET 01.04 | John Calipari has gone beyond the personal skills of coaching to keep his players motivated this year. Moving away from the art of persuasion, he's turned to the science of indisputable evidence. ... [A Thursday post on his website] spoke of a "device" that gives UK "the ability to monitor and check how much effort players are giving in real time. Because we are able to read their heart rates, now we know who is maxing out in practice and who is hiding, who thinks they're going hard and who isn't, who is able to push themselves through pain, and who has mental toughness to be special." But the device was not identified. UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy said in a text message that the program (read: Calipari) did not want to identify the manufacturer.

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January 4, 2013  08:41 AM ET

ankle bracelets?

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January 4, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They can borrow mine, it even zaps you too.

A little bigger than a bracelet, though, eh, 0-6?

January 4, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They can borrow mine, it even zaps you too.

You keep that defib ok. Those kids need to be hit with tasers or is it tazers, what ever.

January 4, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You keep that defib ok. Those kids need to be hit with tasers or is it tazers, what ever.

In the old days that was called a swift kick in the arse.

January 4, 2013  09:46 AM ET

They've only been doing this in Physical Education for 15 years. It's a Polar HeartRate Monitor.

January 4, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You keep that defib ok. Those kids need to be hit with tasers or is it tazers, what ever.

Cattle prod!

January 4, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They've only been doing this in Physical Education for 15 years. It's a Polar HeartRate Monitor.

Yep, that's what it sounds like to me. My lovely wife has used this kind of thing for years in her running/swimming workouts, but I never do, for precisely the reason UK is using it -- it can tell when you're slacking!

January 4, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Yep, that's what it sounds like to me. My lovely wife has used this kind of thing for years in her running/swimming workouts, but I never do, for precisely the reason UK is using it -- it can tell when you're slacking!

Slackers gonna slack.

January 4, 2013  10:54 AM ET

What's her name?

January 4, 2013  11:23 AM ET

This is ridiculous on so many levels. You cant' solve a discipline/motivation problem with a gadget. Here's an idea Calipari - try recruiting character not just one-and-done baller skills.

January 4, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Probably just using the GPS trackers that the courts order common criminals to wear.

January 4, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Slackers gonna slack.

Thank you, I resemble that remark.

January 4, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They've only been doing this in Physical Education for 15 years. It's a Polar HeartRate Monitor.

darn I thought he was making them wear mood rings from the 70's.........

January 4, 2013  12:09 PM ET

You know what would work better?


Shock collars that you use to train dogs with, when he thinks there slacking, just hit the button on the remote to give them a little shocking incentive.

January 4, 2013  02:16 PM ET

Monitored by avi bet loss. Dam avi bets.

January 4, 2013  03:32 PM ET

Actually, it's an NBA Monitor'. If you slack off it shows you dropping in the draft. That should be incentive enough to pick it up a bit.

 
January 5, 2013  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

What's her name?

Calipari wsa always strong with the hooking business. Just ask Camby

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