One of my favorite pastimes is guessing which celebrities and public figures are going to be next in the publishing queue. Maybe some day, I can get Vegas to start setting odds on my little parlor gam.
So this morning, I’m wondering how long it will be for University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari to sign a book deal.
Coach Cal published Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life in 2010. Ever since the success of Pat Riley and Rick Pitino tomes in the eighties, basketball coaches (seemingly more so than other athletic leaders) churn out business related books whenever they’re in the news.
Calipari’s ability to quickly merge superstar egos into one year units would seem to be particularly interesting to CEOs and the white collar set. Coming off last night’s national championship victory for the Wildcats, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Calipari’s name in the book deal news soon.