Originally Posted by The_Orange_Pearl
But he was only released because Washpun wanted it too, correct? If a coach suggests to a player that they'd be better off elsewhere and the player says "nah, I like it here", coaches generally honor that. I'm not sure I've even seen a kid be forced out of a program for simply sucking if he wants to be there. Wouldn't make the coach look too good.
Calipari ran off a couple his first year at UK to make room for Wall, Cousins, and co. He took some grief for it but was forgiven when they started winning again.