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Kentucky's Jones, Calipari share bond after rant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's more to Terrence Jones than "The
Rant."

Most fans assumed the talented forward was off to the NBA after
Kentucky coach John Calipari's withering, 30-second tirade filled
with cringe-inducing expletives was caught by cameras in a game
last season.

Calipari apologized publicly, Jones stayed and the bond between
the two is so tight now the sophomore calls his coach a "father
figure."

The episode toughened Jones, who has dealt with more criticism
this year from fans for periods of poor play and a finger injury
that cost him two games.

Jones says he could have left last year and was comfortable with
his draft status, but was more interested in winning a title.

He's got that chance now. Kentucky (37-2) faces Kansas (32-6) on
Monday in the national championship in New Orleans.


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